Human articular chondrocytes express three facilitative glucose transporter isoforms: GLUT1, GLUT3 and GLUT9.

@article{Mobasheri2002HumanAC,
  title={Human articular chondrocytes express three facilitative glucose transporter isoforms: GLUT1, GLUT3 and GLUT9.},
  author={Ali Mobasheri and G Neama and Susan Bell and Samuel Richardson and Stuart D. Carter},
  journal={Cell biology international},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={297-300}
}
Glucose is an important metabolite and a structural precursor for articular cartilage and its transport has significant consequences for cartilage development and functional integrity. In this study the expression of facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs) in human chondrocytes was investigated. Results showed that at least three GLUT isoforms (GLUT1, GLUT3 and GLUT9) are expressed by normal chondrocytes. Given the central role of glucose in chondrocyte physiology and metabolism, its regular… CONTINUE READING

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