Human disc nucleus properties and vertebral endplate permeability.

  title={Human disc nucleus properties and vertebral endplate permeability.},
  author={Azucena G Rodriguez and Chloe K. Slichter and Frank L Acosta and Ana E Rodriguez-Soto and A. Burghardt and Sharmila Majumdar and Jeffrey C. Lotz},
  volume={36 7},
STUDY DESIGN Experimental quantification of relationships between vertebral endplate morphology, permeability, disc cell density, glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content, and degeneration in samples harvested from human cadaveric spines. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that variation in endplate permeability and porosity contributes to changes in intervertebral disc cell density and overall degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Cells within the intervertebral disc are dependent on diffusive… CONTINUE READING
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