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Papers: 19 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022

Pharmacology/Drug Development


Front Immunol


Localization of Nerve Growth Factor Expression to Structurally Damaged Cartilaginous Tissues in Human Lumbar Facet Joint Osteoarthritis.



Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a pivotal mediator of chronic pain and plays a role in bone remodelling. Through its high affinity receptor TrkA, NGF induces substance P (SP) as key downstream mediator of pain and local inflammation. Here we analysed NGF, TrkA and SP tissue distribution in facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA), a major cause of chronic low back pain.