TGF-beta1 Antibodies Effectively Halt Osteoarthritis in Mice (image) Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Print E-Mail Caption When placed in the bone (green) beneath the cartilage (red) of a rat's knee joint, antibodies against the protein TGF-beta1 can prevent the damage caused by osteoarthritis. Left, without treatment; right, with treatment. Credit Gehua Zhen, Courtesy of Nature Medicine Usage Restrictions None as long as Nature Medicine is properly credited. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.