Special Issue "Pathways Contributing to Cartilage and Bone Destruction in Arthritis"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2019).
Interests: apoptosis; arthritis; chondrocytes; cytokines; enzymes; inflammation; signal transduction
It is my distinct honor and privilege to have been asked to guest edit a Special issue of Cells devoted to “Pathways Contributing to Cartilage and Bone Destruction in Arthritis.” For those of us working in this field of research, we can appreciate the complexity of the mechanisms involved in the degradation of cartilage and bone in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gouty arthritis, and osteoarthritis. In fact, over the past 20 years or so we have come to appreciate the fact that there now exist many overlapping components of these musculoskeletal diseases that accompany destructive arthritis and limit tissue repair, which ultimately results in synovial joint failure. Fortunately, academic researchers have partnered with the biopharmaceutical industry to take a leadership role in the development of novel arthritis therapies. However, I trust that we can all appreciate that mainly through basic, fundamental pre-clinical studies in the laboratory will novel targets for the future treatments of various types of arthritis emerge. Thus, I invite you to contribute your expertise to this Special Issue of Cells. If you are interested in participating in this writing project, please convey the title of your paper to me by 31 January 2019 using the E-mail address located above. The deadline for submission of manuscripts will be 1 July 2019. All submitted papers will be subject to rigorous external peer-review.
Prof. Dr. Charles J. Malemud
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- proteolytic enzymes
- signal transduction