Rheumatoid Arthritis Library

Vitamin K and rheumatoid arthritis.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

IUBMB Life. 2008 Jun;60(6):355-61 Authors: Okamoto H Vitamin K2 [menaquinone-4 (MK-4)] has been reported to induce apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma, leukemia, and MDS cell lines. The effects of MK-4 on the development of arthritis have never been addressed so far. In this study, we investigated the effect of MK-4 upon the proliferation of rheumatoid synovial […]

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Amelioration of collagen-induced arthritis in rats by adenovirus-mediated PTEN gene transfer.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jun;58(6):1650-6 Authors: Wang CR, Shiau AL, Chen SY, Lin LL, Tai MH, Shieh GS, Lin PR, Yo YT, Lee CH, Kuo SM, Liu MF, Jou IM, Yang CY, Shen PC, Lee HL, Wu CL OBJECTIVE: The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase)/Akt pathway is known to be activated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial tissue, […]

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Inhibitory effect of triptolide on interleukin-18 and its receptor in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Inflamm Res. 2008 Jun;57(6):260-5 Authors: Lu Y, Wang WJ, Leng JH, Cheng LF, Feng L, Yao HP OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of triptolide (TP) on the expression of interleukin-18 (IL-18) and its receptor in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-stimulated rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: RASF were obtained from the synovial tissue of […]

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Treatment of central nervous system involvement associated with primary Sjögren’s syndrome.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Curr Pharm Des. 2008;14(13):1270-3 Authors: Ozgocmen S, Gur A Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the exocrine glands and usually presents with sicca symptoms of the main mucosal surfaces. The prevalence and the type of central nervous system (CNS) tissue damage caused by SS are debatable. The wide spectrum of […]

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Fetal cells of mesenchymal origin in cultures derived from synovial tissue and skin of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Joint Bone Spine. 2008 Oct;75(5):563-6 Authors: Hromadnikova I, Zlacka D, Hien Nguyen TT, Sedlackova L, Zejskova L, Sosna A The transplacental cell transfer naturally takes place during pregnancy and occurs bi-directionally between the mother and fetus. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay and sex determining region Y (SRY) gene as a marker, we examined […]

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Nobiletin, a citrus polymethoxy flavonoid, suppresses gene expression and production of aggrecanases-1 and -2 in collagen-induced arthritic mice.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Aug 22;373(2):181-5 Authors: Imada K, Lin N, Liu C, Lu A, Chen W, Yano M, Sato T, Ito A Aggrecanase-1/a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin-like motifs (ADAMTS)-4 and aggrecanase-2/ADAMTS-5 have been shown to play crucial roles in cartilage destruction in arthritic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. In this study, […]

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Mesenchymal stem cells: a future for the treatment of arthritis?

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Joint Bone Spine. 2008 Jul;75(4):379-82 Authors: Swart J, Martens A, Wulffraat N PMID: 18558507 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Chondrogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis: measurements in a microculture system.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Cells Tissues Organs. 2009;189(5):307-16 Authors: Dudics V, Kunstár A, Kovács J, Lakatos T, Géher P, Gömör B, Monostori E, Uher F BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to differentiate into distinct mesenchymal tissues; including cartilage and bone, they can be an attractive cell source for cartilage tissue engineering approaches. Our objective here was […]

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Parthenolide inhibits proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in vitro.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Inflammation. 2008 Aug;31(4):281-5 Authors: Parada-Turska J, Mitura A, Brzana W, JabÅ‚oÅ„ski M, Majdan M, Rzeski W Parthenolide is a bioactive constituent of an aromatic herb Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium). It has been found that both parthenolide and extract of feverfew have anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties. Moreover, they demonstrate antiproliferative activities on different human tumour cells. The […]

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Exercise tolerance in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis after autologous SCT.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008 Sep;42(5):351-6 Authors: Takken T, van den Beuken C, Wulffraat NM, Helders PJ, van der Net J Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) often have significant physical impairment. A minority is unresponsive to combinations of medications, and a possible treatment of resistant JIA is intense immunosuppression followed by autologous hematopoietic SCT (ASCT). […]

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