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Adipokines in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients: The Correlations with Osteoclast Precursors and Bone Erosions

  • Yu Xue equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yu Xue, Li Jiang

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Li Jiang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yu Xue, Li Jiang

    Affiliations: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Department of Rheumatology, Linyi People's Hospital, Shandong, China

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  • Qingqing Cheng,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Haiyan Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Yiyun Yu,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Yinda Lin,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Xue Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Ning Kong,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Xiaoxia Zhu,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Xue Xu,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Weiguo Wan mail,

    wgwan1969@sina.com (WW); hjzou@fudan.edu.cn (HZ)

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Hejian Zou mail

    wgwan1969@sina.com (WW); hjzou@fudan.edu.cn (HZ)

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: October 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046740

About the Authors

Yu Xue, Li Jiang, Qingqing Cheng, Haiyan Chen, Yiyun Yu, Yinda Lin, Xue Yang, Ning Kong, Xiaoxia Zhu, Xue Xu, Weiguo Wan, Hejian Zou
Department of Rheumatology, Huashan Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Li Jiang
Department of Rheumatology, Linyi People's Hospital, Shandong, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YX LJ WW HZ. Performed the experiments: YX LJ QC HC YY NK. Analyzed the data: YX LJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YX LJ XX XZ XY YL. Wrote the paper: YX.