Arthritis / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Adipokines and Osteoarthritis: Novel Molecules Involved in the Pathogenesis and Progression of Disease

Figure 1

Schematic representation of the complex network that links white adipose tissue dysfunction, bone, and cartilage tissues. Dysfunctional fat produces an excess of proinflammatory adipokines that are able to interact with bone cells, synovial cells, and chondrocytes by inducing proinflammatory mediators (cytokines, ROS, NO) and cartilage degradative factors (metalloproteases and ADAMTSs).

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