Elvia Vargas Trujillo

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The chondrocyte is the cell responsible for the maintenance of the articular cartilage matrix. The negative charges of proteoglycans of the matrix draw cations, principally Na+, into the matrix to(More)
In this article, the second of two, we continue our studies of sodium-dependent transport systems in human cartilage from healthy individuals and with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis(More)
Recent studies have shown that aquaporin water channels are expressed in human Meckel's cartilage. The aim of the present investigation was to determine if human articular chondrocytes and(More)
Chondrocytes exist in an unusual and variable ionic and osmotic environment in the extracellular matrix of cartilage and are responsible for maintaining the delicate equilibrium between extracellular(More)