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  1. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Paul Emery, Yoshiya Tanaka, Tracy Cardillo, Douglas Schlichting, Terence Rooney, Scott Beattie, Cameron Helt and Josef S. Smolen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:166

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:115

  2. Progesterone receptor (PR) affects immunomodulation, and lack of PR in osteoprogenitor cells primarily affects pathways associated with immunomodulation, especially in males. In this study, we selectively dele...

    Authors: Lixian Liu, Junjing Jia, Min Jiang, Xueping Liu, Chenling Dai, Barton L. Wise, Nancy E. Lane and Wei Yao

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:165

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  3. Gout is a heterogeneous inflammatory disease with numerous clinical manifestations. A composite means to assess the impact of therapy on numerous aspects of gout could be useful.

    Authors: Naomi Schlesinger, N. Lawrence Edwards, Anthony E. Yeo and Peter E. Lipsky

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:164

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  4. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Per Nived, Göran Jönsson, Bo Settergren, Jon Einarsson, Tor Olofsson, Charlotte Sværke Jørgensen, Lillemor Skattum and Meliha C. Kapetanovic

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:162

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:36

  5. Pepsin agglutinators, discovered over 50 years ago, have been recently referred to as anti-hinge antibodies (AHAs) because of their reaction with the IgG hinge epitope. AHAs have different reactivity for each ...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Ota, Shun-ichiro Ota, Ayumi Uchino and Shuji Nagano

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:161

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  6. The Src homology region 2 domain-containing phosphatase-1 (SHP-1) is known to exert negative regulatory effects on immune cell signaling. Mice with mutations in the Shp1 gene develop inflammatory skin disease and...

    Authors: Adrienn Markovics, Daniel M. Toth, Tibor T. Glant and Katalin Mikecz

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:160

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  7. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with increased risk of cancer and the mechanism remains unclear. Here, we examined the level of auto-antibodies and disease activity index scores in SLE patient...

    Authors: Jinyan Guo, Zhigang Ren, Jianhao Li, Tianfang Li, Shengyun Liu and Zujiang Yu

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:159

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  8. Reliable assessment of remission is important for the optimal management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. In this study, we used the multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) test to explore the role of bi...

    Authors: M. H. Y. Ma, N. Defranoux, W. Li, E. H. Sasso, F. Ibrahim, D. L. Scott and A. P. Cope

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:158

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  9. We reported that the production of BAFF (B cell-activating factor) and IL-6, both of which are involved in survival and differentiation of B cells, is dysregulated in monocytes of patients with primary Sjögren...

    Authors: Keiko Yoshimoto, Katsuya Suzuki, Eriko Takei, Yumi Ikeda and Tsutomu Takeuchi

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:157

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  10. A comprehensive intuition of the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as a complex and multifactorial disease, is a biological challenge. Dealing with this challenge needs employing sophisticated bioinformatics...

    Authors: Samaneh Maleknia, Zahra Salehi, Vahid Rezaei Tabar, Ali Sharifi-Zarchi and Kaveh Kavousi

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:156

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  11. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Tsutomu Takeuchi, Yoshiya Tanaka, Sakae Tanaka, Atsushi Kawakami, Yeong-Wook Song, Yi-Hsing Chen, Mitsuhiro Rokuda, Hiroyuki Izutsu, Satoshi Ushijima, Yuichiro Kaneko, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Teruaki Shiomi and Emi Yamada

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:155

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:47

  12. The aim of this study was to identify the molecular mechanism of dysregulation of B cell subpopulations of primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) at the transcriptome level.

    Authors: Jun Inamo, Katsuya Suzuki, Masaru Takeshita, Yoshiaki Kassai, Maiko Takiguchi, Rina Kurisu, Yuumi Okuzono, Shinya Tasaki, Akihiko Yoshimura and Tsutomu Takeuchi

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:153

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  13. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies to multiple self-antigens, including heat shock proteins (HSP). Because of the increased expre...

    Authors: Aijing Liu, Fu-Dong Shi, Irun R. Cohen, Giuseppe Castaldo, Giuseppe Matarese, Francisco J. Quintana and Antonio La Cava

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:152

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  14. Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology usually affecting young adults. Interestingly, recent evidence from the juvenile counterpart of AOSD suggested the em...

    Authors: Piero Ruscitti, Onorina Berardicurti, Daniela Iacono, Ilenia Pantano, Vasiliki Liakouli, Francesco Caso, Giacomo Emmi, Rosa Daniela Grembiale, Francesco Paolo Cantatore, Fabiola Atzeni, Federico Perosa, Raffaele Scarpa, Giuliana Guggino, Francesco Ciccia, Antonio Barile, Paola Cipriani…

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:151

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  15. There is evidence that the cause of primary osteoarthritis (OA) is related to the changes in subchondral bone; however, the influence of subchondral insufficiency fracture (SIF) of the femoral head on the dege...

    Authors: Tomohiro Shimizu, Shunichi Yokota, Yosuke Kimura, Tsuyoshi Asano, Hirokazu Shimizu, Hotaka Ishizu, Norimasa Iwasaki and Daisuke Takahashi

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:150

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  16. Studies into ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and its relationship with immune imbalance are controversial, and the correlation between the efficacy of TNF-α inhibitor and changes in immune imbalance is unclear.

    Authors: Mingcan Yang, Qing Lv, Qiujing Wei, Yutong Jiang, Jun Qi, Min Xiao, Linkai Fang, Ya Xie, Shuangyan Cao, Zhiming Lin, Yanli Zhang, Liudan Tu, Minjing Zhao, Yunfeng Pan, Ou Jin and Jieruo Gu

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:149

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  17. Gout is the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis in developed countries. A gout flare is mediated by phagocytosis of monosodium urate crystals by macrophages and neutrophils leading to subsequent activation o...

    Authors: D. Vedder, M. Gerritsen, B. Duvvuri, R. F. van Vollenhoven, M. T. Nurmohamed and C. Lood

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:148

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  18. Approximately 50% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients develop nephritis, which is among the most severe and frequent complications of the disease and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Desp...

    Authors: Orthodoxia Nicolaou, Kleitos Sokratous, Zuzanna Makowska, María Morell, Aurélie De Groof, Pauline Montigny, Andreas Hadjisavvas, Kyriaki Michailidou, Anastasis Oulas, George M. Spyrou, Christiana Demetriou, Marta E. Alarcón-Riquelme, Savvas Psarellis, Andreas Kousios, Bernard Lauwerys and Kyriacos Kyriacou

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:147

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  19. Despite the advances of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) therapeutics, several patients do not receive adequate treatment due to the toxicity and/or insufficient response of drugs. The aim of this study is to design ...

    Authors: You-Jung Ha, Sun-Mi Lee, Chin Hee Mun, Hyung Joon Kim, Yonghee Bae, Ji-Hee Lim, Kyu-Hyung Park, Soo-Kon Lee, Kyung-Hwa Yoo and Yong-Beom Park

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:146

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  20. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is an autoimmune disease that affects small- to medium-sized blood vessels. Despite treatments having been improved, patients often exper...

    Authors: Kotaro Matsumoto, Katsuya Suzuki, Keiko Yoshimoto, Noriyasu Seki, Hideto Tsujimoto, Kenji Chiba and Tsutomu Takeuchi

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:145

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  21. Digital ulcers (DU) present a challenging complication in systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of this study was to combine clinical characteristics and imaging methods to a composite score for the prediction of ...

    Authors: S. Friedrich, S. Lüders, J. Klotsche, G. R. Burmester, G. Riemekasten and S. Ohrndorf

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:144

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  22. To assess whether age, at the beginning of biologic treatment, is associated with the time a first adverse event (AE) appears in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), or psoriat...

    Authors: Paloma Vela, Carlos Sanchez-Piedra, Carolina Perez-Garcia, María C. Castro-Villegas, Mercedes Freire, Lourdes Mateo, Cesar Díaz-Torné, Cristina Bohorquez, Juan M. Blanco-Madrigal, Inmaculada Ros-Vilamajo, Silvia Gómez, Rocio Caño, Fernando Sánchez-Alonso, Federico Díaz-González and Juan J. Gómez-Reino

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:143

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  23. This multi-center, retrospective study aimed to clarify retention rates and reasons for discontinuation of 7 biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and tofacitinib (TOF), one of the janus k...

    Authors: Kosuke Ebina, Toru Hirano, Yuichi Maeda, Wataru Yamamoto, Motomu Hashimoto, Koichi Murata, Tohru Takeuchi, Hideyuki Shiba, Yonsu Son, Hideki Amuro, Akira Onishi, Kengo Akashi, Ryota Hara, Masaki Katayama, Keiichi Yamamoto, Atsushi Kumanogoh…

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:142

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  24. B cell depletion by rituximab (RTX) is an effective treatment for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). However, peripheral B cell phenotypes and the selection criteria f...

    Authors: Yusuke Miyazaki, Shingo Nakayamada, Satoshi Kubo, Yuichi Ishikawa, Maiko Yoshikawa, Kei Sakata, Shigeru Iwata, Ippei Miyagawa, Kazuhisa Nakano and Yoshiya Tanaka

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:141

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  25. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Marta Arévalo, Jordi Gratacós Masmitjà, Mireia Moreno, Joan Calvet, Cristobal Orellana, Desirée Ruiz, Carmen Castro, Pilar Carreto, Marta Larrosa, Eduardo Collantes and Pilar Font

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:140

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2018 20:221

  26. The interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor sarilumab demonstrated efficacy in combination with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) or as monotherapy in patients with moderately to...

    Authors: Mark C. Genovese, Roy Fleischmann, Alan Kivitz, Eun-Bong Lee, Hubert van Hoogstraten, Toshio Kimura, Gregory St John, Erin K. Mangan and Gerd R. Burmester

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:139

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  27. To investigate non-histologic factors that can discriminate proliferative lupus nephritis (LN) from membranous LN in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus with renal manifestations.

    Authors: Oh Chan Kwon, Jung Hwan Park, Hyeong-Cheon Park, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Jason Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park and Min-Chan Park

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:138

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  28. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Vibeke Strand, Janet Pope, Namita Tundia, Alan Friedman, Heidi S. Camp, Aileen Pangan, Arijit Ganguli, Mahesh Fuldeore, Debbie Goldschmidt and Michael Schiff

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:137

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2019 21:272

  29. The effectiveness and safety of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) by age group (< 65, 65–74, and ≥ 75 years) are uncertain. We examined retention rates reflecting the effectiveness and...

    Authors: Akio Kawabe, Kazuhisa Nakano, Satoshi Kubo, Takeshi Asakawa and Yoshiya Tanaka

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:136

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  30. To measure regional brain microvascular and microstructural changes in childhood-onset SLE (cSLE) using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at multiple b values and investigate relationships of those measures with n...

    Authors: Mark W. DiFrancesco, Gregory Lee, Mekibib Altaye, Dean W. Beebe, Jamie Meyers-Eaton and Hermine I. Brunner

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:135

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  31. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common joint disease in people over 60 years old. Exercise therapy is one of the most effective non-pharmacological treatments for KOA, but low exercise adherence needs to be imp...

    Authors: Limin Wang, Hongbo Chen, Han Lu, Yunlin Wang, Congying Liu, Xu Dong, Jieru Chen, Nan Liu, Fang Yu, Qiaoqin Wan and Shaomei Shang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:134

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  32. The mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disorders, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), have not been fully elucidated. Some of these mechanisms involve epigenetic regulation of gene...

    Authors: Yuxuan Zhen, Roger D. Smith, Fred D. Finkelman and Wen-Hai Shao

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:133

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  33. Outcomes of therapeutic studies in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) have mainly been measured for specific organs, particularly the skin and lungs. A new composite response index in dcSSc (CRISS) h...

    Authors: Boyang Zheng, Marie Hudson, Mianbo Wang and Murray Baron

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:132

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  34. Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis that can involve pulmonary arteries (PAs). We studied multiple clinical characteristics related to pulmonary artery involvement (PAI) in TA patients.

    Authors: Xiufang Kong, Lili Ma, Peng Lv, Xiaomeng Cui, Rongyi Chen, Zongfei Ji, Huiyong Chen, Jiang Lin and Lindi Jiang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:131

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  35. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an ongoing interferon (IFN) production due to an activation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), which can be triggered to type I IFN synthesis by RNA c...

    Authors: Karin Hjorton, Niklas Hagberg, Pascal Pucholt, Maija-Leena Eloranta and Lars Rönnblom

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:130

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  36. Loss of the normal nocturnal decline in blood pressure (BP), known as non-dipping, is a potential measure of cardiovascular risk identified by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). We sought to determin...

    Authors: Joyce C. Chang, Rui Xiao, Kevin E. Meyers, Laura Mercer-Rosa, Shobha S. Natarajan, Pamela F. Weiss and Andrea M. Knight

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:129

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  37. Skin fibrosis is a main hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Clinical assessment is done semi-quantitatively using the modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS). Objective measurements for quantifying skin fibrosis c...

    Authors: Bettina Müller, Lisa Ruby, Suzana Jordan, Marga B. Rominger, Edoardo Mazza and Oliver Distler

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:128

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  38. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a severe complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc), associated with a progressive elevation in pulmonary vascular resistance and subsequent right heart failure and death...

    Authors: Paola Di Benedetto, Giuliana Guggino, Giovanna Manzi, Piero Ruscitti, Onorina Berardicurti, Noemi Panzera, Nicolò Grazia, Roberto Badagliacca, Valeria Riccieri, Carmine Dario Vizza, Ganna Radchenko, Vasiliki Liakouli, Francesco Ciccia, Paola Cipriani and Roberto Giacomelli

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:127

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  39. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is the standard of care in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases and potentially for the treatment i...

    Authors: Henrik Carlsson, Karin Hjorton, Sandy Abujrais, Lars Rönnblom, Torbjörn Åkerfeldt and Kim Kultima

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:125

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  40. Immune complexes (ICs) are detectable in a variety of inflammatory diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), reflecting autoantibody binding to antigens. Though ICs are the main contributors to d...

    Authors: Anders A. Bengtsson, Helena Tyden and Christian Lood

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:126

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  41. Even though cartilage loss is a known feature of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), little is known about its role in the pathogenesis of PsA. Using delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage ...

    Authors: Daniel B. Abrar, Christoph Schleich, Sven Nebelung, Miriam Frenken, Tim Ullrich, Karl Ludger Radke, Gerald Antoch, Stefan Vordenbäumen, Ralph Brinks, Matthias Schneider, Benedikt Ostendorf and Philipp Sewerin

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:124

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  42. The cytokine, interleukin-23 (IL-23), can be critical for the progression of inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, and is often associated with T lymphocyte biology. We previously showed that certain lym...

    Authors: Kevin M.-C. Lee, Zihao Zhang, Adrian Achuthan, Andrew J. Fleetwood, Julia E. Smith, John A. Hamilton and Andrew D. Cook

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:123

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  43. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe complications of SLE patients. We aim to validate urinary ALCAM as a biomarker in predicting renal disease histpathology in a Chinese lupus cohort.

    Authors: Huihua Ding, Cheng Lin, Jingyi Cai, Qiang Guo, Min Dai, Chandra Mohan and Nan Shen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:122

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  44. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is characteristically male-predominant, and progressive spinal ankylosis affects male patients more severely; however, the hormonal effects in males with AS are poorly understood.

    Authors: Sungsin Jo, Eun-Ju Lee, Bora Nam, Juyeon Kang, Seunghun Lee, Jeehee Youn, Ye-Soo Park, Yong-Gil Kim and Tae-Hwan Kim

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:121

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  45. Antibodies binding to cartilage proteins are present in the blood and synovial fluid of early rheumatoid arthritis patients. In order to develop animal models mimicking the human disease, we have characterized...

    Authors: Yanpeng Li, Dongmei Tong, Peibin Liang, Erik Lönnblom, Johan Viljanen, Bingze Xu, Kutty Selva Nandakumar and Rikard Holmdahl

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:120

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  46. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and characterized by degeneration of the articular cartilage. Mitogen-inducible gene 6 (Mig-6) has been identified as a negative regulator of the epider...

    Authors: Melina Bellini, Michael A. Pest, Manuela Miranda-Rodrigues, Ling Qin, Jae-Wook Jeong and Frank Beier

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:119

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  47. Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) has been reported to be a risk factor associated with the development of arthritis by previous observational studies more so of three common forms of arthritis: osteoarthrit...

    Authors: Zihao Qu, Jiawei Huang, Fangkun Yang, Jianqiao Hong, Wei Wang and Shigui Yan

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:118

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  48. A myositis-specific autoantibody can now be identified in the majority of patients with myositis. They identify homogeneous patient subgroups and are key tools in developing a personalized approach to disease ...

    Authors: Sarah L. Tansley, Julia Snowball, John D. Pauling, Anya Lissina, Masataka Kuwana, Lisa G. Rider, Johan Rönnelid and Neil J. McHugh

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:117

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