Hyaluronan and phospholipids in boundary lubrication
2012 (English)In: Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, Vol. 8, no 40, 10241-10244 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Hyaluronan has been found to play an important role in boundary lubrication in joints, but model experiments have shown that free hyaluronan is reluctant to stay between surfaces. We show that hyaluronan, when assisted by a phospholipid bilayer, can act as a boundary lubricant, even at pressures well above those leading to breakdown of cartilage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 8, no 40, 10241-10244 p.
Boundary lubricants, Boundary lubrications, Hyaluronan, Model experiments, Phospholipid bilayer, Chemistry, Materials science, Phospholipids
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104950DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26615fISI: 000310829200006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84866994734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-104950DiVA: diva2:570363
FunderSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research Vinnova
QC 201211192012-11-192012-11-142014-12-02Bibliographically approved