New marker offers hope for arthritis sufferers
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 23 : A team of researchers has discovered a new marker of arthritis in mice.
The investigators noted that imaging tests with the marker, called Ratiometric thrombin-Activatable Cell Penetrating Peptide, might help clinicians monitor the development and progression of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
"This new imaging tool should allow researchers to localize very early events in arthritis to enable translational advances," said senior author Maripat Corr.
The finding is published in journal Arthritis and Rheumatology.