cartilage matrix

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 [ma´triks] (pl. ma´trices) (L.)
1. the intercellular substance of a tissue, as bone matrix, or the tissue from which a structure develops, as hair or nail matrix.
2. a metal or plastic band used to provide proper form to a dental restoration, such as amalgam in a prepared cavity.
Matrices: A, Simple metal strip with a wooden wedge. B, Circumferential band of copper to encase the entire crown. From Baum et al., 1995.
bone matrix the intercellular substance of bone, consisting of collagenous fibers, ground substance, and inorganic salts.
cartilage matrix the intercellular substance of cartilage consisting of cells and extracellular fibers embedded in an amorphous ground substance.
nail matrix (matrix un´guis) the nail bed.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

car·ti·lage ma·trix

the extracellular substance of cartilage consisting of fibers and ground substance.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

car·ti·lage ma·trix

(kahr'ti-lăj mā'triks)
The intercellular substance of cartilage consisting of fibers and ground substance.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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proved that direct moderate stress stimulation to the chondrocytes can promote synthesis of chondrocytes and alleviate degradation of cartilage matrix [49].
Degenerative breakdown of the components of the cartilage matrix, including GAGs, results in the generation of fragments of these cartilage macromolecules, which can eventually be detected in the urine.
(2001) have demonstrated that the presence of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1[beta] and TNF-1[alpha] reduced cartilage matrix synthesis and caused proteoglycan loss.
Interestingly, this effect was not found in the presence of cartilage matrix proteins, which is in contrast with the results here for SOX9-TC and CTC.
The crystals then promote further degradation of the cartilage matrix through tophus formation and inflammation.
(1992) Cartilage matrix proteins-an acidic oligomeric protein (COMP) detected only in cartialge Journal of Biological Chemistry 267, 6132-6136.
Cartilage is composed of mature chondrocytes surrounded by a matrix: these chondrocytes are usually dormant; however, chondrocytes are active, during fetal life when cartilage matrix is soft [9].
Although some chondrocytes appeared to have lost their viability (i.e., nucleoli were absent), the cartilage matrix was preserved.
Besides the X-ray, the vet gave us a prescription of 4CYTE, with Epiitalis for joint and cartilage matrix support.
Chondroitin Sulfate (CS) is also involved in the formation of cartilage matrix. Combined use of GS and CS has been successful and effective in the treatment of OA (Herrero-Beaumont et al.
Thomas, "The effects of papain, vitamin A and cortisone on cartilage matrix in vivo," Biophysical Journal, supplement 1, pp.
Compared to collagen-CS scaffolds, collagen-HA scaffolds showed significant acceleration of early-stage gene expression of SOX-9 and collagen type II as well as cartilage matrix production.