Stimulation of osteoblast proliferation by the cartilage-derived growth promoting factors chondromodulin-I and -II.

We previously reported the isolation of the cartilage-derived growth promoting factors chondromodulin-I (ChM-I) and chondromodulin-II (ChM-II) from fetal bovine epiphyseal cartilage. Both of these factors stimulate the growth and matrix formation of chondrocytes in vitro. In the present study, we found that ChM-I and ChM-II stimulated the proliferation of… CONTINUE READING