Abstract:Objective: Joint damage due to recurrent joint bleeds remains the most common complication in hemophilia. The combination of cartilage degeneration and synovial inflammation ultimately lead to hemophilic arthropathy. Cartilage destruction is considered to result from both cartilage matrix-degrading proteases as well as cartilage-destructive pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1b. To unravel the role of IL1b in the pathogenesis of blood-induced cartilage damage, we investigated whether direct bl… Show more
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