Pascale Pottie

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the contribution of leptin (an adipose tissue-derived hormone) to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA), by determining the level of leptin in both synovial fluid (SF) and cartilage specimens obtained from human joints. We also investigated the effect of leptin on cartilage, using intraarticular injections of leptin in rats. (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the distribution of leptin, adiponectin and resistin between paired serum and synovial fluid (SF) samples of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine the potential sources of these adipokines in the joint. The active free form of leptin was also examined by evaluating the level of the soluble leptin receptor (sOb-R). METHODS(More)
O steoarthritis is usually considered to be a joint disorder the central pathological feature of which is cartilage destruction. However, this concept has evolved, and today osteoarthritis is generally regarded as a disease that may affect the whole joint (bone, muscles, ligaments and synovium). Although the aetiology of osteoarthritis is not established,(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the molecular events underlying cartilage injury in the early phase of mono-iodoacetate-induced osteoarthritis (OA) in rats. METHODS Experimental osteoarthritis was induced by intra-articular injection of 0.03mg mono-iodoacetate (MIA) in Wistar rats. Animals were killed 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 days post-injection. Synovial tissue(More)
In addition to aging, obesity is one of the most common underlying causes of osteoarthritis (OA). Mechanical loading, together with biochemical and systemic factors linked to altered lipid metabolism, are thought to contribute to the onset of OA. It has been suggested that OA is a systemic metabolic disease associated with lipid disorders affecting joint(More)
Although extensive evidence support the key role of adipokines in cartilage homeostasis, contradictory data have been found for their expression and their effects in chondrocytes. This study was then undertaken to determine whether a phenotypic modulation may affect the expression of adipokines and their receptors in human chondrocytes. The expression of(More)
The contribution of leptin, as a possible link between osteoarthritis (OA) and obesity, was studied in cartilage and synovial fluid samples obtained from osteoarthritic patients. Its effect on cartilage was evaluated in rats after intraarticular injections of leptin. Leptin levels were measured in the synovial fluid samples by enzyme linked immunosorbent(More)
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