Interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and transforming growth factor-beta 1 and integrative meniscal repair: influences on meniscal cell proliferation and migration.

In Vitro, Journal Article, Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are up-regulated in injured and osteoarthritic knee joints. IL-1 and TNF-α inhibit integrative meniscal repair; however, the mechanisms by which this inhibition occurs are not fully understood. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) increases meniscal cell proliferation and accumulation, and enhances integrative meniscal repair. An improved understanding of the mechanisms modulating meniscal cell proliferation and migration will help to improve approaches for enhancing intrinsic or tissue-engineered repair of the meniscus. The goal of this study was to examine the hypothesis that IL-1 and TNF-α suppress, while TGF-β1 enhances, cellular proliferation and migration in cell and tissue models of meniscal repair.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Riera, KM; Rothfusz, NE; Wilusz, RE; Weinberg, JB; Guilak, F; McNulty, AL

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 6

Start / End Page

  • R187 -

PubMed ID

  • 22087734

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1478-6362

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/ar3515


  • eng

Citation Source

  • PubMed