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No detectable remodelling in adult human menisci: an analysis based on the C14 bomb pulse

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@article{2f60b3514d4b4145934ba342d9ce2002,
title = "No detectable remodelling in adult human menisci: an analysis based on the C14 bomb pulse",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: Bone and other human tissues remodel through life, for example, as a response to increasing load, and this prevents permanent destruction of the tissue. Non-traumatic meniscal rupture is a common musculoskeletal disease, but it is unknown if it is caused by inability of the menisci to remodel. The aim of this study was to determine whether meniscal collagen is remodelling throughout life.METHODS: The life-long turnover of the human meniscal collagens was explored by the 14C bomb pulse method. 14C levels were determined in menisci from 18 patients with osteoarthritis and 7 patients with healthy knees.RESULTS: There was a negligible turnover of the meniscal collagen in adults. This low turnover was observed in menisci from patients with knee osteoarthritis and in healthy menisci.CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that essentially no remodelling occurs in the adult human meniscal collagen structure and explains the clinical degeneration that is often seen in menisci of middle-aged and elderly persons. It suggests that strengthening of the collagen structure of menisci, as response to physical activity, may occur during childhood, while it is not possible in the adult population.",
keywords = "Adult, Body Water/metabolism, Carbon Radioisotopes, Collagen/metabolism, Glycosaminoglycans/metabolism, Humans, Hydroxyproline/metabolism, Menisci, Tibial/chemistry, Osteoarthritis, Knee/metabolism, Weight-Bearing",
author = "Christoffer V{\aa}ben and Heinemeier, {Katja M} and Peter Schjerling and Jesper Olsen and Petersen, {Michael M{\o}rk} and Michael Kjaer and Krogsgaard, {Michael R}",
note = "{\textcopyright} Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.",
year = "2020",
month = dec,
doi = "10.1136/bjsports-2019-101360",
language = "English",
volume = "54",
pages = "1433--1437",
journal = "British Journal of Sports Medicine",
issn = "0306-3674",
publisher = "B M J Group",
number = "23",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - No detectable remodelling in adult human menisci

T2 - an analysis based on the C14 bomb pulse

AU - Våben, Christoffer

AU - Heinemeier, Katja M

AU - Schjerling, Peter

AU - Olsen, Jesper

AU - Petersen, Michael Mørk

AU - Kjaer, Michael

AU - Krogsgaard, Michael R

N1 - © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

PY - 2020/12

Y1 - 2020/12

N2 - OBJECTIVES: Bone and other human tissues remodel through life, for example, as a response to increasing load, and this prevents permanent destruction of the tissue. Non-traumatic meniscal rupture is a common musculoskeletal disease, but it is unknown if it is caused by inability of the menisci to remodel. The aim of this study was to determine whether meniscal collagen is remodelling throughout life.METHODS: The life-long turnover of the human meniscal collagens was explored by the 14C bomb pulse method. 14C levels were determined in menisci from 18 patients with osteoarthritis and 7 patients with healthy knees.RESULTS: There was a negligible turnover of the meniscal collagen in adults. This low turnover was observed in menisci from patients with knee osteoarthritis and in healthy menisci.CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that essentially no remodelling occurs in the adult human meniscal collagen structure and explains the clinical degeneration that is often seen in menisci of middle-aged and elderly persons. It suggests that strengthening of the collagen structure of menisci, as response to physical activity, may occur during childhood, while it is not possible in the adult population.

AB - OBJECTIVES: Bone and other human tissues remodel through life, for example, as a response to increasing load, and this prevents permanent destruction of the tissue. Non-traumatic meniscal rupture is a common musculoskeletal disease, but it is unknown if it is caused by inability of the menisci to remodel. The aim of this study was to determine whether meniscal collagen is remodelling throughout life.METHODS: The life-long turnover of the human meniscal collagens was explored by the 14C bomb pulse method. 14C levels were determined in menisci from 18 patients with osteoarthritis and 7 patients with healthy knees.RESULTS: There was a negligible turnover of the meniscal collagen in adults. This low turnover was observed in menisci from patients with knee osteoarthritis and in healthy menisci.CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that essentially no remodelling occurs in the adult human meniscal collagen structure and explains the clinical degeneration that is often seen in menisci of middle-aged and elderly persons. It suggests that strengthening of the collagen structure of menisci, as response to physical activity, may occur during childhood, while it is not possible in the adult population.

KW - Adult

KW - Body Water/metabolism

KW - Carbon Radioisotopes

KW - Collagen/metabolism

KW - Glycosaminoglycans/metabolism

KW - Humans

KW - Hydroxyproline/metabolism

KW - Menisci, Tibial/chemistry

KW - Osteoarthritis, Knee/metabolism

KW - Weight-Bearing

U2 - 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101360

DO - 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101360

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 32409517

VL - 54

SP - 1433

EP - 1437

JO - British Journal of Sports Medicine

JF - British Journal of Sports Medicine

SN - 0306-3674

IS - 23

ER -

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