Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81671624)
Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016-2018)
Key program of Shandong Province (2017GSF218082)
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Received: 4 June 2018
Accepted: 4 September 2018
First Online: 4 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Synovial tissues used in this study were provided by the Shandong Provincial Hospital. Tissues were collected during knee replacement surgery from patients with RA and OA. Participants provided written informed consent to participate in the study and to allow their biological samples to be genetically analyzed. The Ethical Committee of the Shandong Academy of Medicinal Sciences approved this study.
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