Carol Ann McDevitt

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The near total mineral-free and elastin-free cartilage content of a three-month-old mongrel dog was 0.73% of the dry body weight. Extraarticular (costal, tracheobronchial, thyroid, cricoid, nasal septum) cartilage constituted 0.44%; articular, 0.06; intervertebral disc, 0.10; elastic, 0.12 and meniscal fibrocartilage, 0.01%. Articular tissue accounted for(More)
Subcutaneous transplantation of articular chondrocytes isolated enzymatically from immature rabbits and dogs into athymic (nu/nu) mice resulted in the formation of hyaline cartilaginous nodules. Graft rejection was seen when the cells were injected into heterozygous (nu/+) mice. Radiosulfate-labeled proteoglycan extracted from the xenografts had a high(More)
The effect of 3 purified peptide growth factors--platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), pituitary fibroblast growth factor (FGF)--heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum (FBS), insulin, and 0.2 mM ascorbate on synthesis of sulfated proteoglycan by rabbit articular chondrocytes was studied in monolayer culture. Growth of the cells(More)
The effect of ascorbate on the proteoglycans synthesized by rabbit articular chondrocytes was studied in first- and third-passage cultures for 12 and 26 days total duration, respectively. L-Ascorbate (0.2 mM) was added daily to half of the flasks after attachment of the cells. The cultures were labeled with Na2[35S]O4 or [14C]-glucosamine and [3H]-proline.(More)
The most consistent effects of 0.2 mM L-ascorbate on monolayer cultures of rabbit articular chondrocytes were a diversion of incorporated radiosulfate into a pericellular matrix and enhancement of cell proliferation. Only with certain batches of fetal bovine serum (FBS) was there a cell-for-cell increase of proteoglycan synthesis. These actions increased as(More)
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