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resembling erosive rheumatoid arthritis. Importantly, the disease was initiated by the GGTase-Ideficient macrophages, which hypersecreted inflammatory molecules known as cytokines. As the authors note and Mark Philips, at New York University, New York points out, in an accompanying commentary, these data have important implications for drug development, where GGTase-I inhibitors have been proposed as a strategy to treat inflammatory disorders and are under development as anticancer drugs.

TITLE: Geranylgeranyltransferase type I (GGTase-I) deficiency hyperactivates macrophages and induces erosive arthritis in mice

AUTHOR CONTACT:
Martin O. Bergo
Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Phone: 46.31.342.78.58; Fax: 46.31.82.37.62; E-mail: martin.bergo@wlab.gu.se.

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ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY
TITLE: The perplexing case of the geranylgeranyl transferasedeficient mouse

AUTHOR CONTACT:
Mark R. Philips
New York University Cancer Institute, New York, New York, USA.
Phone: 212.263.7404; Fax: 212.263.9210; E-mail: mark.philips@nyumc.org.

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/45952?key=84050ca36dfb7be0c5e6


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