Science News Archive - August 24, 2004
An in Vitro Screening Assay for Inhibitors of Proinflammatory Mediators in Herbal Extracts Using Human Synoviocyte Cultures
SUMMARY Tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]), cyclooxygenase (COX)- 2, and prostaglandin (PG)E-2 play a critical role in the pathophysiology of arthritis.
Word of the Day
- A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.