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Animal Studies

2021 Feb 17

Osteoarthritis Cartilage

Comparison of joint degeneration and pain in male and female mice in DMM model of osteoarthritis.


Hwang H S, Park I Y, Hong J-I, Kim J-R, Kim H A
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Feb 17.
PMID: 33609695.


While the prevalence of radiographic and symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) is higher in women, male mice are more frequently used in animal experiments to explore its pathogenesis or drug efficacy. In this study, we examined whether sexual dimorphism affects pain and joint degeneration in destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) mouse model.