Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81572544, 81772760)
Taishan Scholar Foundation of Shandong Province (tsqn20161076)
National Science and Technology major Project (2017ZX09301030)
Youth Innovation Technology Plan of Shandong University (2019KJK003)
Received: 20 November 2019
Accepted: 13 July 2020
First Online: 8 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Synovial tissues used in this study were provided by the Shandong Provincial Hospital and Shandong Qianfo Mountain 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 Medical Sciences approved this study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.