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Homeostatic mechanisms in articular cartilage and role of inflammation in osteoarthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24072604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a whole joint disease, in which thinning and disappearance of cartilage is a critical determinant in OA progression. The rupture of cartilage homeostasis whatever its cause (aging, genetic predisposition, trauma or metabolic disorder) induces profound phenotypic modifications of chondrocytes, which then promote the synthesis of a subset of factors that induce cartilage damage and target other joint tissues. Interestingly, among these factors are numerous components of the inflammatory pathways. Chondrocytes produce cytokines, chemokines, alarmins, prostanoids, and adipokines and express numerous cell surface receptors for cytokines and chemokines, as well as Toll-like receptors. These receptors activate intracellular signaling pathways involved in inflammatory and stress responses of chondrocytes in OA joints. This review focuses on mechanisms responsible for the maintenance of cartilage homeostasis and highlights the role of inflammatory processes in OA progression.
Xavier Houard; Mary B Goldring; Francis Berenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current rheumatology reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6307     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-27     Completed Date:  2014-03-31     Revised Date:  2014-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888970     Medline TA:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adipokines / physiology
Cartilage, Articular / pathology,  physiopathology*
Chemokines / physiology
Homeostasis / physiology*
Inflammation / complications*,  physiopathology
Mechanotransduction, Cellular / physiology
Osteoarthritis / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Signal Transduction / physiology
Toll-Like Receptors / physiology
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adipokines; 0/Chemokines; 0/Toll-Like Receptors

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