Superficial zone cellularity is deficient in mice lacking lubricin: a stereoscopic analysis

Abstract

BACKGROUND Lubricin, a mucinous glycoprotein secreted by synoviocytes and chondrocytes plays an important role in reducing the coefficient of friction in mammalian joints. Elevated cartilage surface friction is thought to cause chondrocyte loss; however, its quantification and methodological approaches have not been reported. We adapted a stereological… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13075-016-0967-4

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