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dc.contributor.advisorSchmidt, Tannin
dc.contributor.authorDorosz, Samuel
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-08T17:37:39Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-08
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationDorosz, S. (2015). Boundary Lubricating Ability of Proteoglycan 4 at an Articular Cartilage-Meniscus Biointerface (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25157en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2615
dc.description.abstractProteoglycan 4 (PRG4) is a glycoprotein in synovial fluid (SF) and on the articular cartilage surface, where it acts as a boundary lubricant. Hyaluronan (HA) is another SF constituent that acts as a boundary lubricant at the cartilage-cartilage biointerface and interacts with PRG4 to synergistically lower friction. The meniscus is a fibrocartilaginous pad in the knee, on which PRG4 exists, that is critical for joint health. This thesis aimed to develop an in vitro lubrication test to determine the boundary lubricating ability of PRG4 and HA, alone and in combination, at the cartilage-meniscus biointerface, and assess the surface adsorption of recombinant human PRG4 (rhPRG4). A novel cartilage-meniscus test demonstrated that (rh)PRG4 and HA, alone and in combination, act as effective boundary lubricants at this biointerface. rhPRG4 adsorbed to the meniscal surface. This work contributes to the understanding of meniscus lubrication and potential development of osteoarthritis biotherapeutic treatments.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEngineering--Biomedical
dc.subject.classificationProteoglycan 4en_US
dc.subject.classificationMeniscusen_US
dc.subject.classificationBoundary Lubricationen_US
dc.subject.classificationOsteoarthritisen_US
dc.titleBoundary Lubricating Ability of Proteoglycan 4 at an Articular Cartilage-Meniscus Biointerface
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.description.embargoterms12 monthsen_US
dc.date.embargolift2016-10-07T17:37:39Z
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25157
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3769
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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