OBJECTIVE: To compare hyaluronan and its alpha-methyl prednisolone derivative (HYC-141) with respect to their potential to directly cause tissue damage and to protect tissues from attack by reactive oxygen species. METHODS: Cartilage samples and chondrocytes were isolated from 15-day chick embryos and were exposed to enzyme-based and activated inflammatory cell-free radical generating systems in the presence of varying concentrations of alpha-methyl prednisolone, hyaluronan, and HYC-141. Tissue and cell vitality was measured by determining the incorporation of radioactive sulphate into newly synthesized glycosaminoglycans. RESULTS: Only alpha-methyl prednisolone caused a significant decrease in biosynthetic activity. All the tested substances were capable, to some extent, of protecting tissues and cells from damage by reactive oxygen species; HYC-141 demonstrated the greatest protective effect. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that HYC-141 may possess certain advantages over the individual component molecules in the local treatment of arthropathies.

Antioxidant effects of hyaluronan and its alpha-methyl-prednisolone derivative in chondrocyte and cartilage cultures

CORTIVO, ROBERTA;BRUN, PAOLA;BRUN, PAOLA;ABATANGELO, GIOVANNI
1996

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare hyaluronan and its alpha-methyl prednisolone derivative (HYC-141) with respect to their potential to directly cause tissue damage and to protect tissues from attack by reactive oxygen species. METHODS: Cartilage samples and chondrocytes were isolated from 15-day chick embryos and were exposed to enzyme-based and activated inflammatory cell-free radical generating systems in the presence of varying concentrations of alpha-methyl prednisolone, hyaluronan, and HYC-141. Tissue and cell vitality was measured by determining the incorporation of radioactive sulphate into newly synthesized glycosaminoglycans. RESULTS: Only alpha-methyl prednisolone caused a significant decrease in biosynthetic activity. All the tested substances were capable, to some extent, of protecting tissues and cells from damage by reactive oxygen species; HYC-141 demonstrated the greatest protective effect. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that HYC-141 may possess certain advantages over the individual component molecules in the local treatment of arthropathies.
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