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2024 Mar

Osteoarthr Cartil Open




In vitro inflammatory multi-cellular model of osteoarthritis.


Marrero-Berrios I, Salter SE, Hirday R, Rabolli CP, Tan A, Hung CT, Schloss RS, Yarmush ML


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease, with limited treatment options, characterized by inflammation and matrix degradation, and resulting in severe pain or disability. Progressive inflammatory interaction among key cell types, including chondrocytes and macrophages, leads to a cascade of intra- and inter-cellular events which culminate in OA induction. In order to investigate these interactions, we developed a multi-cellular OA model, to characterize OA progression, and identify and evaluate potential OA therapeutics in response to mediators representing graded levels of inflammatory severity.