A Role of Interleukin-1 (IL-1) in Crystal-Induced Arthritis
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Monosodium urate (MSU) crystals play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of gouty arthritis. MSU have been shown to be phagocytosed by polymorphonucelar cells, chondrocytes and synovial cells resulting in the release of prostaglandins and proteolytic enzymes (1).
KeywordsSynovial Tissue Synovial Cell Peripheral Blood Monocyte Gouty Arthritis Monosodium Urate
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