Laboratory of Rheumatology Unit

Mission statement

To study the mechanisms involved in cytokine production and cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Research Aims

  • Involvment of xanthine oxidase in inflammation
  • Pathogenic role of BCP crystals


  • Primary cultures of macrophages and chondrocytes
  • Crystal intra-articular injection
  • Knee meniscectomy model of OA
  • Murine models of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immunohistochemical analysis

Our Fondation

On the initiative of Professor So, the Foundation for Research on rheumatic diseases has been created.

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Laboratory of Rheumatology Unit:
Centre des Laboratoires d'Epalinges
Ch. des Boveresses 155
1066 Epalinges
Physicians in charge:
Pr Nathalie Busso
Pr Alexander So
 Dernière mise à jour le 08/07/2019 à 11:02