Immunologicalization of complement C1s and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (92kDa gelatinase/type IV collagenase) in the primary ossification center of the human femur

Hisako Sakiyama, Noriyuki Inaba, Toru Toyoguchi, Yasunori Okada, Misako Matsumoto, Hideshige Moriya, Hiroshi Ohtsu

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Abstract

The first component of complement {Mathematical expression} has been shown to degrade type I and type II collagens (Yamaguchi et al. 1990), the latter of which is a major constituent of the cartilage matrix. In order to understand the physiological roles of {Mathematical expression} in cartilage resorption, the expression of C1s was examined by immunohistochemistry in the primary ossification center where the matrix is removed and replaced by bone marrow. Hypertrophic chondrocytes, endothelium and hematogenous elements in the capillary buds were intensely stained by a monoclonal antibody against C1s. Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9, 92kDa gelatinase/type IV collagenase) was also immunolocalized in hypertrophic chondrocytes, mesenchymal cells in the primitive bone marrow and the cartilage matrix adjacent to the marrow. In addition, {Mathematical expression} was found to activate the zymogen of MMP-9. These observations suggest that {Mathematical expression} and MMP-9 coordinately participate in matrix degradation in cartilage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalCell & Tissue Research
Volume277
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Chondrocytes
  • Complement
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Man
  • Matrix
  • Matrix metalloproteinase
  • Ossification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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