Skip navigation
   
 
Scholarly Communication
Contacts

Analysis of normal and osteoarthritic canine cartilage mRNA expression by quantitative polymerase chain reaction

Clements, Dylan N; Carter, Stuart D; Innes, John F; Ollier, William E R and Day, Philip J R (2006) Analysis of normal and osteoarthritic canine cartilage mRNA expression by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 8 . Article Number: R158. ISSN 1478-6362 (Online); 1478-6354 (Print)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

297Kb

Cited 19 times in WoS

Abstract

The molecular basis to mammalian osteoarthritis (OA) is unknown. We hypothesised that the expression of selected proteases, matrix molecules, and collagens believed to have a role in the pathogenesis of OA would be changed in naturally occurring canine OA cartilage when compared to normal articular cartilage. Quantitative (real-time) reverse transcriptasepolymerase chain reaction assays were designed measuring the expression of selected matrix molecules (collagens and small leucine-rich proteoglycans), key mediators of the proteolytic degradation of articular cartilage (metalloproteinases, cathepsins), and their inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases). All data were normalised using a geometric mean of three housekeeping genes, and the results subjected to power calculations and corrections for multiple hypothesis testing. We detected increases in the expression of BGN, COL1A2, COL2A1, COL3A1, COL5A1, CSPG2, CTSB, CTSD, LUM, MMP13, TIMP1, and TNC in naturally occurring canine OA. The expression of TIMP2 and TIMP4 was significantly reduced in canine OA cartilage. The patterns of gene expression change observed in naturally occurring canine OA were similar to those reported in naturally occurring human OA and experimental canine OA. We conclude that the expression profiles of matrix-associated molecules in end-stage mammalian OA may be comparable but that the precise aetiologies of OA affecting specific joints in different species are presently unknown.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Published: 10 Oct 2006. 9 pages (page numbers not for citation purposes).
Uncontrolled Keywords:GENE-EXPRESSION; ARTICULAR-CARTILAGE; MICROARRAY ANALYSIS; CHONDROCYTES; DEGRADATION; INHIBITORS; AGGRECAN; SAMPLES; DOGS
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Veterinary Science > Department of Veterinary Pathology
DOI:10.1186/ar2053
Publisher's Statement:© 2006 Clements et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Related URLs:
Refereed:Yes
Status:Published
ID Code:757
Deposited On:01 Jul 2008 11:17
Last Modified:23 May 2012 09:33

Repository Staff Only: item control page

   
Search


Full text only
Peer reviewed only

Browse
Cross Archive Search
Find
Top 50 authors
Top 50 items
[more statistics]
 
   

These pages are maintained by Library Staff @ University of Liverpool Library

 

All pages © The University of Liverpool, 2004 | Disclaimer | Accessibility | Staff | Students