Synergy in biolubrication

Speaker: 

Piotr Bełdowski, Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy w Bydgoszczy

Date: 

17/09/2019 - 13:00

Synovial fluid present in natural joints is composed in over 70% of water, yet it shows up remarkable lubricating properties, which are in part a result of interactions between hyaluronic acid and common phospholipids. I will present a current state of knowledge on the mechanism of lubrication in articular cartilage. Then, I will show the results of molecular dynamics simulations an experimental measurements of hyaluronic acid and phospholipids interactions and address these results in terms of the mechanism of lubrication in articular cartilage system.