Synovial tissue-infiltrating natural killer cells in osteoarthritis and periprosthetic inflammation.

Arthritis Rheum Dec , 2010

  • Ryan S Huss
  • James I Huddleston
  • Stuart B Goodman
  • Eugene C Butcher
  • Brian A Zabel

Infiltrating immune cells play a central role in degenerative joint disease associated with osteoarthritis (OA) and particle-mediated periprosthetic osteolysis. The goal of this study was to characterize a newly identified population of synovial tissue-infiltrating natural killer (NK) cells obtained from patients with OA or patients with periprosthetic joint inflammation.


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