INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine whether circulating levels of the pro-inflammatory glycoprotein tenascin-C (TNC) are elevated in musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to assess in RA whether levels are related to clinical disease status and/or patient response to treatment. METHODS: TNC in serum or plasma was quantified by ELISA. Samples from 4 cohorts of RA patients were examined and compared to normal human subjects and to patients with other i...Expand abstract
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Raised circulating tenascin-C in rheumatoid arthritis.
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