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The role of Galectin-1 in the interaction between chondrocytes and a lactose-modified chitosan

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12066 776 2005 10 PDF Available
Title
The role of Galectin-1 in the interaction between chondrocytes and a lactose-modified chitosan
Abstract

Evidences for the involvement of the Galectin-1 in the interaction of pig chondrocytes with a lactose-modified chitosan, namely Chitlac, are reported. The Chitlac glycopolymer has been shown to promote pig chondrocyte aggregation and to induce extracellular matrix production. Highly pure Galectin-1 was obtained from pig spleen by affinity chromatography and its identity was determined by ion spray mass spectrometry analysis of tryptic peptide fragments obtained after in-gel digestion. The complete sequence of pig Galectin-1 CDS was obtained by screening a pig EST database using human Galectin-1 sequence as template. The Galectin-1 cDNA was cloned into a pGEX-4T-1 expression vector and the recombinant protein was purified, characterized and used to produce a rabbit anti-serum. Recombinant Galectin-1 interacts in a dose-dependent manner with Chitlac as determined with ELISA assay. Expression level of galectin-1 gene, quantified by real-time PCR, was significantly higher in chondrocytes cultivated on Chitlac. In the same way, the presence of Chitlac stimulates secretion of Galectin-1 in culture medium that, by immunohistochemical analysis, revealed to be clustered on the surface of Chitlac-induced aggregates. These data indicate the role of Galectin-1 as a bridging agent between Chitlac and chondrocyte aggregates.

Keywords
Galectin-1; Glycopolymer; Biomaterial; Chondrocyte; Cartilage
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 26, Issue 24, August 2005, Pages 4975–4984
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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