Neuropeptide effects on rat chondrocytes and perichondrial cells in vitro
2003 (English)In: Neuropeptides, ISSN 0143-4179, E-ISSN 1532-2785, Vol. 37, no 5, 316-318 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study examines if cultured chondrocytes and perichondrial cells change the level of cAMP and/or cGMP in response to application of the neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Cells collected from the knee region of 4–8 days old rat pups were cultured in vitro. Cultures were exposed to 10−10–10−6 M CGRP during 10 minutes. The levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the cultures and in controls were determined by radioimmunoassay. The results show that application of CGRP causes a distinctly increased level of cAMP, that was absent when CGRP was applied together with the CGRP1 receptor antagonist. The level of cGMP was not obviously altered. Hence, it is possible that terminals of primary sensory neurones present in developing cartilage influence chondrocytes and perichondrial cells via local release of CGRP.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 37, no 5, 316-318 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24997DOI: 10.1016/j.npep.2003.09.001Local ID: 9417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24997DiVA: diva2:245321