• 1
    Abrahamsson SO, Lohmander LS. Differential effects of insulin-like growth factor-I on matrix and DNA synthesis in various regions and types of rabbit tendons. J Orthop Res 1996; 14: 3706.
  • 2
    Abrahamsson SO, Lundborg G, Lohmander LS. Recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I stimulates in vitro matrix synthesis and cell proliferation in rabbit flexor tendon. J Orthop Res 1991; 9: 495502.
  • 3
    Banes AJ, Tsuzaki M, Hu P, et al. PDGF-BB, IGF-I and mechanical load stimulate DNA synthesis in avian tendon fibroblasts in vitro. J Biomech 1995; 28: 150513.
  • 4
    Bradshaw R, Cavanaugh K. Isolation and characterization of growth factors. In: SpornM, RobertsA, editors. Peptide growth factors and their receptors 1. New York: Springer-Verlag; 1990. p. 1765.
  • 5
    Chang J, Most D, Stelnicki E, et al. Gene expression of transforming growth factor beta-1 in rabbit zone II flexor tendon wound healing: evidence for dual mechanisms of repair. Plast Reconstr Surg 1997; 100: 93744.
  • 6
    Cohen IK, Diegelmann RF, Lindblad WJ. Wound healing: biochemical and clinical aspects. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1992.
  • 7
    Dahlgren LA, van der Meulen MCH, Bertram JEA, et al. Insulin-like growth factor-I improves cellular and molecular aspects of healing in a collagenase-induced model of flexor tendinitis. J Orthop Res 2002; 20: 9109.
  • 8
    DesRosiers EA, Yahia L, Rivard CH. Proliferative and matrix synthesis response of canine anterior cruciate ligament fibroblasts submitted to combined growth factors. J Orthop Res 1996; 14: 2008.
  • 9
    Farndale RW, Buttle DJ, Barrett AJ. Improved quantitation and discrimination of sulphated glycosaminoglycans by use of dimethylmethylene blue. Biochem Biophys Acta 1986; 883: 1737.
  • 10
    Foland J, Trotter GW, Powers BE, et al. Effect of sodium hyaluronate in collagenase-induced superficial digital flexor tendinitis in horses. Am J Vet Res 1992; 54: 23716.
  • 11
    Gift LJ, Gaughan EM, DeBowes RM, et al. The influence of intratendinous sodium hyaluronate on tendon healing in horses. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 1992; 4: 1517.
  • 12
    Letson AK, Dahners LE. Influence of growth factor combinations on ligament healing. Trans Orthop Res Soc 1994; 19: 17.
  • 13
    Levine RA, Sendy M, Guo L, Holzschu D. Elongation factor Tu as a control gene for mRNA analysis of lung development and other differentiation and growth-regulated systems. Nucleic Acids Res 1993; 21: 44264426.
  • 14
    Lewis ME, Sherman TG, Watson SJ. In situ hybridization histochemistry with synthetic oligonucleotides: strategies and methods. Peptides 1985; 6(Suppl 2): 7587.
  • 15
    Maniatis T, Fritsch EF, Sambrook J, et al. Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, 1989.
  • 16
    Marui T, Niyibizi C, Georgescu HI, et al. Effect of growth factors on matrix synthesis by ligament fibroblasts. J Orthop Res 1997; 15: 1823.
  • 17
    Murphy DJ, Nixon AJ. Biochemical and site-specific effects of insulin-like growth factor I on intrinsic tenocyte activity in equine flexor tendons. Am J Vet Res 1997; 58: 1039.
  • 18
    Rao J, Otto WR. Fluorimetric DNA assay for cell growth estimation. Anal Biochem 1992; 207: 18692.
  • 19
    Rechler MM, Nissley SP. Insulin-like growth factors. In: SpornMB, RobertsAB, editors. Peptide growth factors and their receptors. Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag; 1990.
  • 20
    Sams AE, Minor RR, Wootton AM, et al. Local and remote matrix responses to chondrocyte-laden collagen scaffold implantation in extensive articular cartilage defects. Osteoarthritis Cart 1995; 3: 6070.
  • 21
    Sandell L, Morris N, Robbins J, Goldring M. Alternatively spliced type 2 procollagen mRNAs define distinct populations of cells during vertebral development: differential expression of the amino-peptide. J Cell Biol 1991; 114: 130719.
  • 22
    Tsuzaki M, Brigman BE, Xiao H, et al. IGF-I and TGF-B drive tendon cell DNA synthesis. Trans Orthop Res Soc 1994; 19: 18.
  • 23
    Williams IF, Heaton A, McCullagh KG. Cell morphology and collagen types in equine tendon scar. Res Vet Sci 1980; 28: 30210.
  • 24
    Williams IF, McCullagh KG, Silver IA. Distribution of types I and III collagen and fibronectin in the healing equine tendon. Connect Tissue Res 1984; 12: 21127.
  • 25
    Zapf J, Schmid CH, Froesch ER. Biological and immunological properties of insulin-like growth factors I and II. Clin Endocrinol Metab 1984; 13: 330.