Histology of Cartilage - Medicine BM5 NLM1

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1. What is the role of proteoglycans in the cartilage ECM?

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  • Provides resilience
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2. What are chondrocytes?

  • Cartilage stem cells that lie in the inner layers of the perichondrium
  • Highly active, oval shaped cells that synthesise & secrete the extra-cellular matrix
  • Large, round shaped cells that lie in lacunae & maintain the extra-cellular matrix around them
  • Collagen secreting cells that reapir the perichondrium

3. Which type of fibres are most common in fibrocartilage. and are arranged in bundles between the rows of chondrocytes?

  • Collagen type I fibres
  • Collagen type II fibres
  • Elastic fibres
  • Magic fibres

4. Which type of cartilaginous growth results in 'growth from within'?

  • Intramembranous
  • Appositional
  • Endochondral
  • Interstitial

5. Which type of fibres predominantly make up hyaline cartilage?

  • Collagen type III
  • Collagen type II
  • Elastin
  • Collagen type I


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