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Do chondrocytes secrete matrix?

Chondrocytes in the AC proliferate and secrete extracellular matrix to maintain and sustain the cartilage. The cells themselves are separated from each other by cartilage matrix [2]. They respond to outside stimuli and tissue damage, and are also responsible for degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis (OA).

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Besides, what do chondrocytes produce?

Chondrocytes, or chondrocytes in lacunae, are cells found in cartilage connective tissue. They are the only cells located in cartilage. They produce and maintain the cartilage matrix, which is a type of lake in which the chondrocytes swim.

One may also ask, do chondrocytes become osteoblasts? Hypertrophic chondrocytes can become osteoblasts and osteocytes in endochondral bone formation. According to current dogma, chondrocytes and osteoblasts are considered independent lineages derived from a common osteochondroprogenitor.

Besides, how do chondrocytes eliminate waste products?

Chondrocytes are avascular and doesn't have blood vessels,. It get their nutrients and eliminate waste products through three different ways: When under low oxygen tension, chondrocytes respire and metabolize glucose by anaerobic glycolysis to produce lactic acid.

Are chondrocytes stem cells?

Although the word chondroblast is commonly used to describe an immature chondrocyte, the term is imprecise, since the progenitor of chondrocytes (which are mesenchymal stem cells) can differentiate into various cell types, including osteoblasts.

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