Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013, 25 March [Epub ahead of print]
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Date of publication: 25 March 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Research into mice knees has shown that adding lubricin, a naturally occurring protein, to the fluid in knee joints may reduce the risk of or even prevent osteoarthritis. The research suggest that injecting hyaluronic acid alone into patient’s joints is not effective. They found that a lack of lubricin, even with high levels of hyaluronic acid, resulted in arthritis. The research team are working to create a replacement for natural lubricin that will improve treatment options.
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