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Tryptophan metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis is associated with rheumatoid factor and predicts joint pathology evaluated by the Rheumatoid Arthritis MRI Score (RAMRIS).

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Summary of "Tryptophan metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis is associated with rheumatoid factor and predicts joint pathology evaluated by the Rheumatoid Arthritis MRI Score (RAMRIS)."

Tryptophan and its metabolites have been suggested to play a role in inflammatory processes. However, studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are scarce, which prompted us to investigate two cohorts of RA patients to better understand the importance of tryptophan metabolism in this disease.

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Name: Clinical and experimental rheumatology
ISSN: 0392-856X
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