Avocado/soya unsaponifiables enhance the expression of transforming growth factor beta1 and beta2 in cultured articular chondrocytes.


OBJECTIVE Avocado and soya unsaponifiables (ASU) have been reported to exert beneficial effects in the treatment of periodontal and osteoarticular diseases. They are supposed to stimulate deposition and repair of extracellular matrix components, but the mechanisms underlying their action are not well understood. In view of the repair potential of… (More)