Article Text

PDF

Immunolocalisation of type VI collagen in the intervertebral disc.
  1. S Roberts,
  2. S Ayad,
  3. P J Menage
  1. Charles Salt Research Centre, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire.

    Abstract

    Type VI collagen has been isolated from many connective tissues, including the intervertebral disc. Distribution of this collagen, however, varies considerably within different tissues. In adult mammalian nasal and articular cartilage it is localised preferentially in the matrix immediately surrounding the cell. Intervertebral discs from various species and of various ages were studied and a similar pericellular localisation was found. When antisera to type VI collagen were used staining was seen around the cells of all sections of intervertebral disc, being particularly prominent in the nucleus pulposus. Staining on or around the cells was also seen in the adjacent cartilaginous end plate and bone.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.