UNIT 12.2 Chondrocyte Culture and Assay
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Pharmacology
How to Cite
Liebman, J. and Goldberg, R. L. 2001. Chondrocyte Culture and Assay. Current Protocols in Pharmacology. 12:12.2:12.2.1–12.2.18.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: MAR 2001
Chondrocytes constitute the sole cell type found within cartilage, and control the formation and composition of cartilage. Cellular, biochemical and pharmacological studies of arthritis and other cartilage disorders have increasingly focused on chondrocyte function. Three methods are presented in this unit for culturing chondrocytes, and two assays are described that characterize proteoglycan synthesis, a key measure of chondrocyte function.Chondrocytes constitute the sole cell type found within cartilage, and control the formation and composition of cartilage