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EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

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Matriptase is a novel initiator of cartilage matrix degradation in osteoarthritis

Milner, J. M. and Patel, A. and Davidson, R. K. and Swingler, T. E. and Desilets, A. and Young, D. A. and Kelso, E. B. and Donell, S. T. and Cawston, T. E. and Clark, I. M. and Ferrell, W. R. and Plevin, R. and Lockhart, J. C. and Leduc, R. and Rowan, A. D. (2010) Matriptase is a novel initiator of cartilage matrix degradation in osteoarthritis. [Review]

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Abstract

Increasing evidence implicates serine proteinases in pathological tissue turnover. This study assessed the role of the transmembrane serine proteinase matriptase in cartilage destruction in osteoarthritis (OA).