Proteomic Characterization of Mouse Cartilage Degradation In Vitro
Richard Wilson, Daniele Belluoccio, Christopher B Little, Amanda J Fosang, John F Bateman
ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2008
OBJECTIVE: To develop proteomics to analyze mouse cartilage degradation and correlate transcriptional and translational responses to catabolic stimuli. METHODS: Proteomic techniques were used to analyze catabolism in mouse femoral head cartilage. Using specific methods to prepare cartilage extracts and conditioned media for 2-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and subsequent tandem mass spectrometry, we identified novel proteins and fragments released into the media of control, interleukin-1alpha (IL-1alpha)-treated, and all-trans-retinoic acid (RetA)-treated explants. Fluorescence 2-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis was used to quantify protein expression changes. We al..View full abstract
Supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and from Arthritis Australia.