NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of Alberta and Quest Diagnostics have completed a preclinical validation study that indicates the protein 14-3-3eta is a useful biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis.

In particular, their findings suggest that the protein has potential for improving early diagnosis and for identifying severe cases of the disease, Walter Maksymowych, a medical research professor at the University of Alberta and leader of the study, told ProteoMonitor.

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