Special Issue "Biology of Osteoarthritis"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Magali Cucchiarini
Guest Editor
Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University Medical Center Kirrbergerstr. Bldg 37, D-66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany
Interests: molecular gene therapy; human regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; musculoskeletal research; stem cells
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Prof. Dr. Henning Madry
Guest Editor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center and Saarland University, Kirrbergerstr. Bldg 37, D-66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany
Interests: human musculoskeletal disorders; clinical orthopaedics; animal models; human regenerative medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Osteoarthritis is a severe, chronic joint disorder affecting millions of people worldwide, for which there is no reliable cure to date. The degradation of the articular cartilage is a central feature of the disease, but osteoarthritis is also associated with pathological changes in all other joint tissues, including a remodelling of the subchondral bone; inflammation of the synovium; and injuries in the meniscus, tendons, and ligaments. As none of the current therapeutic options can prevent the progression of the disease or restore damaged joint tissues in their structures and functions, there is an urgent need to better understand the pathomechanisms underlying osteoarthritic changes in patients. The goal of this Special Issue is to offer an overview of the most advanced knowledge on osteoarthritis that may allow one to develop novel regimens against this serious, global disorder.

Prof. Dr. Magali Cucchiarini
Prof. Dr. Henning Madry
Guest Editors

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  • metabolism
  • inflammation
  • aging
  • biomechanics
  • gene regulation
  • crosstalks
  • development
  • imaging
  • biomarkers
  • disease modeling

Published Papers

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