Isolation of several fractions from human serum, inhibiting rabbit cartilage metabolism in vitro

in European Journal of Endocrinology
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Abstract

In contrast to the well characterized serum stimulators of cartilage metabolism, information is scarce on the nature of circulating inhibitors. Human serum was fractionated by molecular sieving chromatography on Sephadex G-200, G-75, G-50 and Biogel P-4 gels. Six fractions with molecular weights of 150, 45, 30, 16, 9 and 1.2 kD inhibited [35S]sulphate incorporation into rabbit cartilage segments. All fractions but the smallest one exhibited their inhibitory effect only in the serum-stimulated cartilage. The 1.2 kD fraction impaired [35S]sulphate and [3H]methyl-thymidine incorporation into the cartilage segments in both stimulated and basal conditions. A seventh inhibitory fraction corresponded to the serum salt peak.

 

     European Society of Endocrinology

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