Expression of cartilage-related genes in bovine synovial tissue

Shintani, Nahoko; Kurth, Tobias; Hunziker, Ernst B (2007). Expression of cartilage-related genes in bovine synovial tissue. Journal of orthopaedic research, 25(6), pp. 813-9. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley 10.1002/jor.20345

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The synovium contains mesenchymal stem cells with chondrogenic potential. Although synovial and articular cartilage tissue develop from a common pool of mesenchymal cells, little is known about their genetic commonalities. In the present study, the mRNA levels for several cartilage-related proteins, namely, cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), Sox9, aggrecan, and collagen types I, II, IX, X, and XI, were measured using the real-time polymerase chain reaction. Our data reveal the synovium of calf metacarpal joints to physiologically express not only type I collagen but also COMP, Sox9, aggrecan, and collagen types X and XI. The mRNA levels for the latter five proteins lie between 2% and 15% of those in articular cartilage. We speculate that these genes are being expressed by chondroprogenitor cells, whose presence in the synovium reflects a common ontogenetic phase in the fetal development of this tissue and of articular cartilage.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Orthopädische Chirurgie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Orthopädische Chirurgie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Center of Regenerative Medicine for Skeletal Tissues (discontinued)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Center of Regenerative Medicine for Skeletal Tissues (discontinued)

UniBE Contributor:

Shintani, Nahoko; Kurth, Tobias and Hunziker, Ernst Bruno

ISSN:

0736-0266

ISBN:

17358035

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:01

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/jor.20345

PubMed ID:

17358035

Web of Science ID:

000246541300014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26626 (FactScience: 75548)

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