Reddi A. H


Dissociative extraction and reconstitution of extracellular matrix components involved in local bone differentiation

Subcutaneous implantation of demineralized diaphyseal bone matrix in allogeneic rats results in the local induction of endochondral bone differentiation. We have explored the potential of three dissociative extractants, 4 M guanidine hydrochloride (Gdn . HCl), 8 M urea/1 M NaCl, and 1% NaDodSO4 at pH 7.4, containing protease inhibitors to solubilize putative inductive molecules in the bone matrix