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Title: Equine chondrocyte metabolism under hypoxia
Author: Peansukmanee, Siriporn
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 3106
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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The avascular nature of articular cartilage limits oxygen supply within the tissue. Cartilage, therefore, is under physiological hypoxic conditions. Oxygenation gradients are estimated from 10% at the surface to 1% at the deepest layer. Nonetheless, chondrocytes have been reported to be able to survive and are well-adapted to such an environment. We hypothesised that low oxygen tensions favour chondrocyte metabolism based on their nature and literature reviews.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral