Periostin is expressed by cells of the human and sand rat intervertebral discs.

@article{Gruber2011PeriostinIE,
  title={Periostin is expressed by cells of the human and sand rat intervertebral discs.},
  author={Helen E. Gruber and Russell A Norris and Michael J. Kern and Gretchen L. Hoelscher and Jane A. Ingram and Natalia Zinchenko and Edward N. Jr. Hanley},
  journal={Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission},
  year={2011},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={199-206}
}
Periostin, a matricellular protein in the fasciclin family, is expressed in tissues subjected to constant mechanical stress. Periostin modulates cell-to-extracellular matrix interactions and can bind to collagen, fibronectin, tenascin-C and several integrins. Our objective was to evaluate whether periostin is expressed in the human intervertebral disc. Immunohistochemical localization of periostin was carried out in tissue of human lumbar discs and lumbar discs of the sand rat (Psammomys obesus… CONTINUE READING