Acute inflammatory arthritis

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    | Open Access

    The common ABCG2 variant Q141K contributes to hyperuricemia and gout risk. Here, using a human interventional study and a new orthologous mouse model, the authors report a tissue specific pathobiology of the Q141K variant, and support a significant role for ABCG2 in urate excretion in both the kidney and intestine.

    • Kazi Mirajul Hoque
    • , Eryn E. Dixon
    •  & Owen M. Woodward
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    | Open Access

    DEK is a secreted protein abundant in the synovia of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Here the authors show DEK is important for neutrophil extracellular trap formation and joint inflammation, and demonstrate therapeutic efficacy of DEK-targeting aptamers in a mouse model of arthritis.

    • Nirit Mor-Vaknin
    • , Anjan Saha
    •  & David M. Markovitz
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    | Open Access

    Type 2 immune responses are viewed as opposites of Type 1 and 17 responses. Here the authors show that activation of Type 2 immunity by helminth infection counteracts the development of inflammatory arthritis, a type 17-mediated pathology, via IL-4/IL-13- STAT6 signalling and eosinophil activation.

    • Zhu Chen
    • , Darja Andreev
    •  & Aline Bozec
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    | Open Access

    Ticks transmit a large number of pathogens that cause human diseases. Here, the authors sequence the genome of the tick Ixodes scapularisand uncover expansion of genes associated with parasitic processes unique to ticks and tick-host interactions.

    • Monika Gulia-Nuss
    • , Andrew B. Nuss
    •  & Catherine A. Hill