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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2016, 1(2), 154-161; doi:10.3390/jfmk1020154

The Effect of Mechanical Loading on Articular Cartilage

Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
Academic Editor: Nicholas R. Forsyth
Received: 25 March 2016 / Revised: 5 April 2016 / Accepted: 8 April 2016 / Published: 12 April 2016
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The effect of mechanical loading on articular cartilage is the topic chosen for the second editorial of this newly launched journal. The aim of this interesting editorial is to illustrate the cell signaling correlated to the mechanical loading, some aspects of the mechanobiology and the positive and negative effects of the mechanical loading on articular cartilage. The benefits of the mechanical loading on articular cartilage have been shown to have a short- and long-term effectiveness. In this article, the role of mechanical signaling in the maintenance of articular cartilage and how the alterations in normal signaling can lead to joint pathology have been discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: articular cartilage; osteoarthritis; mechanical loading; cell signaling; mechanobiology articular cartilage; osteoarthritis; mechanical loading; cell signaling; mechanobiology
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Musumeci, G. The Effect of Mechanical Loading on Articular Cartilage. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2016, 1, 154-161.

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