Proteomic profiling following immunoaffinity capture of HDL: Association of acute phase proteins and complement factors with pro-inflammatory HDL in rheumatoid arthritis
Arthritis & Rheumatism, 05/01/2012
Watanabe J et al. – Pro–inflammatory HDL in patients with RA contains a significantly altered proteome including increased amounts of acute phase proteins and proteins involved in the complement cascade. These findings suggest that HDL is significantly altered in the setting of chronic inflammation from active RA with resultant loss of its anti–inflammatory function. The characterization of the biomarkers reported here may identify novel molecular connections that contribute to the higher risk of CVD in RA patients.