Homocysteine decreases chondrocyte-mediated matrix mineralization in differentiating chick limb-bud mesenchymal cell micro-mass cultures.

The differentiating chick limb-bud mesenchymal cell micro-mass culture system has been used as a model for monitoring the effects of matrix modification on cell-mediated calcification. In this study, we show that treating these micro-mass cultures with homocysteine (Hcys) impairs cartilage calcification. Cultures were treated from day 2 to day 7 with two… (More)