Cystatin 10, a novel chondrocyte-specific protein, may promote the last steps of the chondrocyte differentiation pathway.

This study attempts to characterize cystatin 10 (Cst10), which we recently identified as a novel protein implicated in endochondral ossification. Expression of Cst10 was specific to cartilage, localized in the cytosol of prehypertrophic and hypertrophic chondrocytes of the mouse growth plate. In the mouse chondrogenic cell line ATDC5, Cst10 expression… CONTINUE READING