Iron in Synovial Fluid

Removal by Lactoferrin and Relationship to Iron Regulatory Protein (IRP) Activity
  • C. Guillen
  • I. B. McInnes
  • J. H. Brock
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 443)

Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common human autoimmune disease with an incidence of about 1%. It is a chronic inflammatory polyarthritis characterised by infiltration of the synovial membrane by macrophages, T cells, B cells and activated fibroblasts1, leading in most cases to progressive destruction of cartilage and bone.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Synovial Fluid Cellular Iron Iron Regulatory Protein Human Lactoferrin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Guillen
    • 1
  • I. B. McInnes
    • 1
  • J. H. Brock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyWetern InfirmaryGlasgowUK

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