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Expression of human endogenous retrovirus HERV-K18 is associated with clinical severity in osteoarthritis patients.

Authors
  • Garcia-Montojo, M
  • Varade, J
  • Villafuertes, E
  • de La Hera, B
  • Hoyas-Fernandez, J
  • Domínguez-Mozo, M I
  • Rodriguez-Rodriguez, L
  • Tornero-Esteban, P
  • Arias-Leal, A
  • León, L
  • Lamas, J R
  • Alvarez-Lafuente, R
  • Urcelay, E
  • Fernandez-Gutierrez, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
42
Issue
6
Pages
498–504
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/03009742.2013.779021
PMID: 23662747
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We found an association between health status measurement systems and severity index for OA and the levels of expression of HERV-K18. These results suggest the possible involvement of HERV-K18 in the aetiopathogenesis of the disease.

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