Articular cartilage is the load bearing soft tissue of diarthrodial joints, and mechanical loading maintains the integrity of the tissue. The predominant extracellular matrix constituents, proteoglycans and collagen, allow cartilage to support the high compressive and tensile loads experienced in diurnal loading. Our laboratory has been successful in cultivating engineered cartilage constructs with a compressive equilibrium modulus and glycosaminglycan (GAG) content near native values [1, 2]. Many approaches to cultivating engineered cartilage have been limited by low collagen production in vitro, an impediment for attaining native functional load-bearing properties .
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Prolonged Treatment of Ultra-Low Dose Chondroitinase ABC Improves Matrix Production in Engineered Cartilage
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O’Connell, GD, Cui, V, Nims, RJ, Nover, AB, Ateshian, GA, & Hung, CT. "Prolonged Treatment of Ultra-Low Dose Chondroitinase ABC Improves Matrix Production in Engineered Cartilage." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT39A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14191
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