Targeting mesenchymal stem cells for osteoarthritis
A new review examines how we might harness MSCs for osteoarthritis therapy
Signs of stem cell activity and attempted repair evident in osteoporosis beg the question, can we target these stem cells to improve regeneration?
The latest review from Future Science OA sees Dragos Ilas and colleagues from the University of Leeds (UK) ask this question, and discuss the potential answer. Covering recent research, they go on to examine gaps in our knowledge and discuss where research needs to go next in order to realise potential therapies.
Read the full article, which is available open access, here.
Ilas DC, Churchman SM, McGonagle D, Jones E. Targeting subchondral bone mesenchymal stem cell activities for intrinsic joint repair in osteoarthritis. Future Sci. OA doi:10.4155/fsoa-2017-0055 (2017).