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TAp63: A New Protein Drug Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis


Methotrexate (MTX) is a first-line treatment in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis (RA)--an autoimmune disease characterized by joint deterioration. However, the precise therapeutic mechanisms of MTX are poorly understood. Now, researchers from Chiba University reveal that a variant of tumor protein p63, TAp63, is suppressed by MTX, which in turn suppresses the expression of another protein, Foxp3, and aggravates RA.


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