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An critical choice of up-to-date classical and rising suggestions that promise so as to add severe wisdom to our knowing of cartilage metabolism in wellbeing and fitness and affliction. quantity 1: mobile and Molecular instruments describes confirmed molecular and mobile innovations for the in vitro learn of standard and osteoarthritic cartilage via biochemical, biomolecular, immunological, and actual ways, with emphasis at the genetic manipulation of cells. quantity 2: constitution and In Vivo research, deals state-of-the-art systems for studies-at the tissue level-of turnover, constitution, and functioning of standard and diseased cartilage by means of invasive and noninvasive skill. finished and up to date, the 2 volumes of Cartilage and Osteoarthritis supply researchers and bench scientists with simply reproducible protocols for brand spanking new experiments to understand-from the mobile to the animal level-the pathophysiology of cartilage and to find molecular goals for pharmacological intervention.

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4. Passive Lysis Buffer (Promega). 5. Coomassie Plus Protein Assay Reagent (Pierce, Rockford, IL). 6. Luciferase Assay System (Promega, Madison, WI). 7. Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay (Promega) with the pRL-TK Renilla luciferase control vector. 8. Adenovirus producer cell line: 293 (ATTC CRL 1573; transformed primary human embryonic kidney). 3. Methods Immortalization strategies and approaches for selection and expansion of chondrocyte cell lines are described in Chapter 3. The methods described below outline: (1) culture systems for immortalized chondrocytes, and (2) the use of established cell lines as models for studying chondrocyte function.

Culture in alginate beads is also useful to redifferentiate chondrocytes that have dedifferentiated because of expansion in bidimensional culture (16–18). The original method of culture of chondrocytes in alginate beads was developed in the late eighties by Guo et al. (19) and was then employed and improved by many researchers. We describe here the method routinely used in our laboratory. 2. Materials 1. Articular cartilage explants from guinea pigs, rabbits, or rats or from human normal or osteoarthritic cartilage.

Immortalized Chondrocyte Cell Lines 33 Acknowledgments This work was supported in part by NIH grants AR45378 and AG22021 and a Biomedical Science Grant from the Arthritis Foundation. References 1. 1 Goldring, M. B. (2000) The role of the chondrocyte in osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 4, 1916–1926. 2. 2 Goldring, M. , Sandell, L. , Stephenson, M. , and Krane, S. M. (1986) Immune interferon suppresses levels of procollagen mRNA and type II collagen synthesis in cultured human articular and costal chondrocytes.

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