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2022 Jul 26

Sci Signal



Osteoarthritis and chronic pain: Interleukin-6 as a common denominator and therapeutic target.



Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common and problematic disorder that is often associated with chronic pain, a combination that renders OA a leading cause of physical disability and an unmet clinical challenge. In this issue of , Liao show that interleukin-6 is a driver of both joint tissue degradation and pain, revealing a common culprit and a possible comprehensive target of therapeutic intervention.