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Is tendinitis an inflammatory disease initiated and driven by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 1β?

Mobasheri, A and Shakibaei, M (2013) Is tendinitis an inflammatory disease initiated and driven by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 1β? Histol Histopathol, 28 (8). pp. 955-964.

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Tendonitis and tendinitis are terms used to describe an inflamed and painful tendon. Tendinopathy, is a descriptive term for describing clinical conditions arising from tendon injury and overuse both within and around tendons. The aim of this mini-review is to explore the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines, particularly interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in tendon disorders. A number of investigators including our group have proposed that pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β are initiators of tendinopathies, stimulating inflammation, apoptosis and extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation. This is one of the reasons why IL-1β is frequently used in culture models of tendon inflammation to study the inflammatory and catabolic responses of tenocytes. However, some researchers oppose this view and suggest that although IL-1β may play a role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA), the involvement of IL-1β in the development of tendinopathy is questionable. This mini-review discusses the relevant papers published in this area and summarises the evidence for and against the involvement of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β in tendonitis. Reaching a consensus will be important for the development and refinement of biomimetic models of tendon inflammation and the formulation of new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of tendon injuries.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Shakibaei, M
Date : August 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords : Achilles Tendon, Animals, Apoptosis, Collagen, Cytokines, Extracellular Matrix, Fluoroquinolones, Humans, Inflammation, Interleukin-1beta, Rats, Tendinopathy, Tendons
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:11
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:40

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