immature articular cartilage has stem cells (mature articular cartilage does not) Layers of Articular Cartilage: Normal articular cartilage is composed of three zones and the tidemark. zones based on the shape of the chondrocytes and the orientation of the type II collagen.4.2/5.
Articular cartilage is the highly specialized connective tissue of diarthrodial joints. Its principal function is to provide a smooth, lubricated surface for articulation and to facilitate the transmission of loads with a low frictional coefficient (Figure 1). Articular cartilage is devoid of blood Cited by: 792.
Apr 04, 2014 · Keywords: Cartilage, Chondrocytes, Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), Microarray, Osteoarthritis, Regeneration To identify such an agent, we performed whole genome gene expression microarray analyses and sought to identify a set of genes that maintain the homeostasis of adult Cited by: 25.
Hyaline cartilage is the glass-like (hyaline) but translucent cartilage found on many joint surfaces. It is also most commonly found in the ribs, nose, larynx, and trachea. Hyaline cartilage is pearl-grey in color, with a firm consistency and has a considerable amount of collagen.MeSH: D051457.