Stem cell arthritis treatment and cartilage repair using Sox… Are you kidding?

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Stem cell arthritis treatment and cartilage repair using Sox… Are you kidding?



We’ve talked about the role of different biologics that aid in cartilage repair. Another class of biologics that may be useful in cartilage repair is represented by transcription factors that promote chondrogenesis or the maintenance of the chondrocyte phenotype. SOX9 and related transcription factors and SOX6 have been identified as essential for chondrocyte differentiation and cartilage formation by Lefebvre and colleagues. Who would have thought it? Sox… sox….?
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