Y. Yamaguchi, J. Ono, M. Masuoka, S. Ohta, K. Izuhara, Z. Ikezawa, M. Aihara and K. Takahashi Serum periostin levels are correlated with progressive skin sclerosis in patients with systemic sclerosis British Journal of Dermatology 168
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Periostin is highly expressed in affected skin and serum in patients with systemic sclerosis.
Increased serum periostin levels correlate with the skin fibrosis score, suggesting a possible biomarker of disease severity.
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