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Researchers Discover Process Linked to Joint Erosion
Dr. Mohit Kapoor

​​​​Dr. Mohit Kapoor and his team have discovered one of the processes responsible for inflammation.​

O​steoarthritis (OA) is characterized by the erosion of joint cartilage (the tough elastic material that protects the ends of bones). This damage is caused by inflammation, which can lead to joint stiffness and swelling that can be debilitating. The mechanisms responsible for joint inflammation and cartilage destruction in OA are not fully known; however, a recent study led by Arthritis Program Scientist, Dr. Mohit Kapoor, has revealed one of the processes responsible.