Anti-inflammatory activity of monogalactosyldiacylglycerol in human articular cartilage in vitro: activation of an anti-inflammatory cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathway

@inproceedings{Ulivi2011AntiinflammatoryAO,
  title={Anti-inflammatory activity of monogalactosyldiacylglycerol in human articular cartilage in vitro: activation of an anti-inflammatory cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathway},
  author={Valentina Ulivi and Manuela Lenti and Chiara Gentili and Gabriele Marcolongo and Ranieri Cancedda and Fiorella Descalzi Cancedda},
  booktitle={Arthritis research & therapy},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION The mono- and digalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG and DGDG) galactolipids have been purified from the thermophilic blue-green alga Phormidium sp. ETS-05 that colonizes the therapeutic thermal mud of Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme, Italy. Both compounds present a marked composition in polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly omega-3. The therapeutic thermal mud is applied mainly to osteoarthritic cartilage patients. In the present study the effect of MGDG treatment on proteins and… CONTINUE READING