Induction of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) by proteasome inhibitor MG 132 protects articular chondrocytes from cellular death in vitro and in vivo.


The aim of this work was to determine whether Hsp70 overexpression via proteasome inhibitor MG132 was able to protect chondrocytes towards mono-iodoacetate (MIA) cytotoxicity both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, overexpression of Hsp70 via MG132 was significantly able to protect chondrocytes from MIA toxicity (MTT/LDH analyses). Hsp70 essentially mediated… (More)


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