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Novel biomarkers increase power to predict therapeutic response in lupus

(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that prognostic models for lupus nephritis that include novel biomarkers have significantly improved predictive power over models using only traditional markers, in the Aug. 2016 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology. Data reveal that chemokines, cytokines, and markers of cellular damage were most predictive of patients' therapeutic response.
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