The chondrocyte, architect of cartilage. Biomechanics, structure, function and molecular biology of cartilage matrix macromolecules.

  • Holly Muir
  • Published 1995 in
    BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…

Abstract

Chondrocytes are specialised cells which produce and maintain the extracellular matrix of cartilage, a tissue that is resilient and pliant. In vivo, it has to withstand very high compressive loads, and that is explicable in terms of the physico-chemical properties of cartilage-specific macromolecules and with the movement of water and ions within the matrix… (More)

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@article{Muir1995TheCA, title={The chondrocyte, architect of cartilage. Biomechanics, structure, function and molecular biology of cartilage matrix macromolecules.}, author={Holly Muir}, journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology}, year={1995}, volume={17 12}, pages={1039-48} }