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A major feature of chronic tendinopathy is a change in the nature and organisation of the extracellular matrix of tendon. Increased levels of proteoglycans have been shown in the extracellular matrix of tendinopathic tendons and these appear to influence the increased hydration and swelling of the tissue that is a feature of this condition. There is a(More)
The metabolism and distribution of newly synthesized aggrecan present in the extracellular matrix of intact explant cultures of mature articular cartilage was investigated with respect to type VI collagen-stained chondrons. Using biochemical, autoradiographical and novel confocal immunohistochemical techniques it was shown that aggrecan exists as a number(More)
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