Tore Saxne

Tore Saxne

Professor emeritus

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Basic and clinical research on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other rheumatic diseases including exploration of pathogenic mechanisms. Development of biomarkers of cartilage turnover for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of therapy. A typical example of a biomarker characterized is cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP). Studies of therapeutic effects and side-effects of novel biological treatment modalities using registers and biochemical monitoring. Studies of efficacy and side-effects of vaccination of patients with autoimmune diseases. 

UKÄ subject classification

  • Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
  • Cell and Molecular Biology


  • Cartilage
  • Biomarkers
  • Vaccination
  • Treatment response
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis


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