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Tetraspanins function as membrane adaptors altering cell-cell fusion, antigen presentation, receptor-mediated signal transduction and cell motility via interaction with membrane proteins including other tetraspanins and adhesion molecules such as integrins. CD82 is expressed in several malignant cells and well described as tumour metastasis suppressor. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is based on persistent synovial inflammation and joint destruction driven to a large extent by transformed-appearing activated synovial fibroblasts (SF) with an increased migratory potential.
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