Analysis of human osteoarthritic connective tissue by laser capture microdissection and QRT-PCR

Title

Analysis of human osteoarthritic connective tissue by laser capture microdissection and QRT-PCR

Creator

Scharschmidt T; Jacquet R; Laskovski J; Lowder E; Weiner S; Landis W J

Publisher

Connective Tissue Research

Date

2007
2007

Description

Gene expression levels for type II collagen and aggrecan have been determined as potential measures and disease markers of human osteoarthritis in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. In this regard, specimens of affected articular cartilage obtained intraoperatively at the time of surgery were placed in RNAlater (TM) to maintain RNA integrity and subsequently frozen-sectioned. Individual or small numbers of chondrocytes were isolated by laser capture microdissection and their total RNA was extracted and analyzed by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Results indicate that type II collagen and aggrecan mRNA expression from specific cells in osteoarthritic tissues are detectable and reproducible using these approaches. Our work is the first to demonstrate successful isolation of RNA limited to chondrocytes comprising small quantities of human osteoarthritic material. The study presents a new avenue by which the disease and its progression may be critically assayed.

Subject

adult articular-cartilage; aggrecan gene expression; arthroplasty; cartilage; Cell Biology; chondrocytes; disease; gene-expression; human osteoarthritis; in-vitro; knee; laser capture; microdissection; molecular analysis; Orthopedics; QRT-PCR; quality-of-life; replacement surgery; skeletal tissues; type II collagen

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

316-323

Issue

6

Volume

48

Citation

Scharschmidt T; Jacquet R; Laskovski J; Lowder E; Weiner S; Landis W J, “Analysis of human osteoarthritic connective tissue by laser capture microdissection and QRT-PCR,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7064.

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