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Enzymic heterogeneity of normal canine articular cartilage.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cell biochemistry and function
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
1
Pages
43–46
Identifiers
PMID: 3510754
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Articular cartilage is generally considered to be an homogeneous tissue. It has now been shown that, although different regions of the medial tibial cartilage of the dog have very similar oxidative enzymic activities, each region is heterogeneous with respect to these activities. The conventional histological delineation of this cartilage has been modified, to take into account a narrow band (designated zone 2a), just below the most superficial spindle-shaped cells, that has higher oxidative enzymic activity than any other. Changes in the activity in this zone might be diluted by the lack of change in other zones if measured by conventional biochemical procedures which could not measure the activities of the different zones separately.

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