Angiogenic factor from synovial fluid resembling that from tumours.
AffiliationDepartment of Rheumatology, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
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AbstractSynovial fluids from 2 of 2 patients with osteoarthritis, 2 of 8 with rheumatoid arthritis, and 2 of 2 with ankylosing spondylitis contained a low-molecular-weight angiogenesis factor apparently identical with that derived from tumours. The amount of factor present was highest in patients with osteoarthritis, 2 patients with psoriatic arthropathy gave negative results. It is suggested that angiogenesis factor is involved, directly or indirectly, in the production of synovial exudate.
CitationAngiogenic factor from synovial fluid resembling that from tumours. 1980, 1 (8170):682-5 Lancet
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