Noboru Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Noboru Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D.


Focusing on the Cause of OA
Noboru Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA
A novel chromatin protein involved in cartilage homeostasis and osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent joint disease. It begins with disruption of the cartilage surface and leads to progressive cartilage damage. Aging is the major risk factor for this form of arthritis; however, mechanisms for the initiation of the earliest cartilage damage are not known.

Dr. Taniguchi focuses on the role of a novel protein in cartilage surface and aging-dependent osteoarthritis. This information will not only be relevant to osteoarthritis but also to cartilage tissue engineering.

Article Author
Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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