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Tenascin-C levels were measured by commercially available kits based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods (Cusabio Biotech, Human Tenascin-C ELISA kit, Cat no: CSB-E13125h, Hubei Province, PR.
Tenascin-C plays a significant role in tissue remodeling, and increased TnC expression has been found to be associated with the initiation of fibrosis in the early process of tissue repair.
Tenascin-C has been believed to play a role in the immunologic system or in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases.
Although this paper marks a real breakthrough, medical science is no stranger to tenascin-C.
We therefore hypothesized that tenascin-C in the bone marrow might be helping to direct the activity of stem-cell-like endothelial progenitor cells," explained lead researcher Dr.
However, in studies conducted both in mice and in heart attack patients, the Weill Cornell team discovered that tenascin-C also reappears in and around the heart to help guide clot-induced neovascularization.
They add that high levels of tenascin-C present in joints, therefore, may cause the activated immune system to attack the joint leading to the persistent inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.
The team hope that scientists can develop new treatments that target the interaction between tenascin-C and TLR4, which may help to combat rheumatoid arthritis.