A metabolic aspect of osteoarthritis: lipid as a possible contributor to the pathogenesis of cartilage degradation.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered to be linked to obesity and body fat mass. Recent investigations, however, are aimed at clarifying the roles of adipose tissue-derived proteins and a wide variety of lipid mediators, including fatty acids, sphingolipids, and eicosanoids, in cartilage degradation in OA, in addition to the effects body weight itself. Here, we… (More)


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