Role of chondroitin sulfate in counteracting IL-1β-mediated increase of proteins. Role of chondroitin sulfate (CS) in counteracting IL-1β-mediated increase of proteins related to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, catabolism and inflammation. Graphics show the quantitative modulation caused by CS on this group of proteins (ratio IL+CS/IL, light-gray bars) detected in the present study, and compare these changes with those attributable to IL-1β treatment (ratio IL/BASAL, dark-gray bars) that were found previously . Protein abbreviations are defined in Table 2.
Calamia et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R202 doi:10.1186/ar4040