Effects of T-2 toxin and selenium on chondrocyte expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-1, MMP-13), α2-macroglobulin (α2M) and TIMPs.

Abstract

T-2 toxin is regarded as an important etiological factor of Kashin-Beck disease, and supplementation of selenium-salt partly prevents Kashin-Beck disease. The present study investigated the effects of T-2 toxin on the degradation of type II collagen in human chondrocytes in vitro. Human chondrocytes were isolated and cultured on bone matrix gelatin to form… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2010.12.001

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