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Enzymes aid invasion of arthritic joints

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Recent evidence suggests that enzymes which destroy cartilage aid invasive growth of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). An in vitro study has compared potential invasive properties of FLS from patients with RA, osteoarthritis (OA), and avascular necrosis (AVN) and found that FLS from RA had significantly more matrix …

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