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Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 13
Release date: Oct 30 2006
Last update date: Jul 31 2017
Access: Public
Chemicals: Glucosamine
Dataset link Exogenous Glucosamine Globally Protects Chondrocytes from the Arthritogenic Effects of IL-1beta

Experimental Protocol

Articular cartilage was isolated from the femoral heads of male Wistar rats under aseptic conditions. Chondrocytes were obtained by sequential digestion of the cartilage with pronase and type II collagenase. After filtration to remove tissue debris, the cells were cultured in 75-cm2 flasks in complete Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM; supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum and 1% penicillin-streptomycin at 37°C in a humidified atmosphere containing 5% CO2. Experiments were subsequently performed with second-passage cultures whereby the cells from the large cultures were trypsinized, pooled and seeded into twenty 25 cm2 flasks. These were then divided into 4 treatment groups to evaluate the effects of glucosamine and IL-1 on global transcription patterns.To the culture medium in half of the flasks, glucosamine, HCl was added to a final concentration of 20 mM. Six hours later, IL-1beta was added at 10 ng/ml to 5 of the flasks receiving glucosamine and to 5 of the untreated flasks. Fourteen hours post IL-1beta stimulation, total RNA was isolated individually from the respective cultures and microarray experiments processed.









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