[Review and comparison of culture-techniques for articular chondrocytes].

  title={[Review and comparison of culture-techniques for articular chondrocytes].},
  author={Klaus Huch and Johannes Stoeve and Wolfhart Puhl and K. P. Guenther},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete},
  volume={140 2},
AIM In-vitro techniques for articular chondrocytes allow the analysis of their metabolism in the presence and absence of mediators or drugs against osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the synthesis of de-novo cartilage tissue for implantation into articular defects in vivo. This review aims to give an overview about the basics of different methods of cultivation of articular chondrocytes and about several specific demands (e.g., phenotypical stability with synthesis of aggrecan… CONTINUE READING