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From: Glucosamine affects intracellular signalling through inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation in human chondrocytes

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Effect of glucosamine on MMP-3 expression in lbpva55 cell line stimulated with 10 ng/ml IL-1β. Cells were pretreated for 2 hours with 2.5 or 10 mmol/l glucosamine (G2.5 and G10, respectively), and then stimulated with IL-1β for 22 hours. mRNA was extracted and analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR, and cell supernatant was analyzed by ELISA. Shown are (a) matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-3 mRNA and (b) MMP-3 protein levels. Quantitative real-time PCR results are expressed in relative arbitrary units (AU) and ELISA results are expressed in ng/ml. Results are expressed as mean ± standard error, obtained in three different experiments. *P ≤ 0.05. CTL, control.

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