Effects of cyclic strain on rat tail tenocytes

@article{Crockett2009EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of cyclic strain on rat tail tenocytes},
  author={Richard J. Crockett and Michael Centrella and Thomas L. McCarthy and James Grant Thomson},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={2629-2634}
}
Cyclical mechanical strain is considered an important component in flexor tendon cell activation to prevent adhesions and enhance the healing process after tissue injury or surgery, but the biochemical events associated with this remain unclear. To address this, we examined the effects of cyclic tension on the expression of hyaluronic acid, an important lubricant and signal transducer in tendon, on its receptor (CD44), and on total glycosaminoglycan content in rat tail derived tendon… CONTINUE READING
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