Highlight | Autoimmune diseases
Rheumatoid arthritis is a very common autoimmune disease, characterized by an exacerbated inflammatory response at the joints and by increased cardiovascular risk. Rheumatologists do not yet have a predictive marker to prevent atherosclerosis associated with this pathology. The BCI laboratory researchers have shown that the blood test VE-cadherin (a protein that ensures the cohesion of endothelial cells of blood vessel walls) is a promising candidate.
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