p42/44 levels and activation in normal and osteoarthitis (OA) osteoblasts. Cells were grown to confluence and incubated overnight in serum free medium. Cells were then exposed to 50 ng/ml insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 for 5 minutes. (a) After cell lysis in RIPA buffer p42/44 levels were visualized by immunoblotting with an anti-p42/44 antibody. (b) After cell lysis in RIPA buffer phosphorylated p42/44 levels were visualized by immunoblotting with an anti-phospho p42/44 antibody. Determination of actin was used as the control for loading. Representative data are shown in panel 1 (a,b). Results expressed as arbitrary scanning units are presented as the mean ± SEM (panel 2 (a,b)).