Journal article

Proteomics makes progress in cartilage and arthritis research

Richard Wilson, John M Whitelock, John F Bateman

Matrix Biology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Understanding biology at the systems level is a powerful method for discovery of previously unrecognized molecular pathways and mechanisms in human disease. The application of proteomics to arthritis research has lagged behind many other clinical targets, partly due to the unique biochemical properties of cartilage and associated biological fluids such as synovial fluid. In recent years, however, proteomic-based studies in cartilage and arthritis research have risen sharply and have started to make a significant impact on our understanding of joint disease, including the discovery of new and promising biomarkers of cartilage degeneration, a hallmark of arthritis. In this review we will make ..

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