Thanyaluck Phitak

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BACKGROUND Glucosamine (GlcN) is a well-recognized candidate for treatment of osteoarthritis. However, it is currently used in derivative forms, such as glucosamine-hydrochloride (GlcN-HCl) or glucosamine sulfate (GlcN-S). However, the molecular mode of action remains unclear. In this study, we compared the effects of Glucose (Glc), Glucuronic acid (GlcA),(More)
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) induces the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) implicated in cartilage and joint degradation in osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Polyoxypregnane glycoside (PPG), active compound was identified from Dregea volubilis extract by chemical analysis, shown to exert chondroprotective effects in cartilage explant(More)
BACKGROUND Cartilage tissue engineering offers new strategies in repairing damaged cartilage. Scaffolds have been used for the in vitro and in vivo procedures for this application, which demonstrates the compatible biological and physical properties that mimic natural tissues. Several types of scaffolds were used and had different effects on cell functions.(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease associated with chronic inflammatory arthritis. TNF-α and OSM are pro-inflammatory cytokines that play a key role in RA progression. Thus, reducing the effects of both cytokines is practical in order to relieve the progression of the disease. This current study is interested in sesamin, an active(More)
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