Study of cellular mechanisms and their therapeutic potential, involved in the distorted chondrocyte metabolism during the development of osteoarthritis.

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
cartilage chondrocytes
Project description

This research project comprises fundamental research in chondrocyt-biology. Previous studies by our research groep, allowed the selection of several proteins that are involved in chondrocyte homeostasis and therefore, may be associated with the development of osteoarthritis. This project aims to evaluate the role of these proteins (and their therapeutic potential) in the development of osteoarthritis.