Histochemical Studies of Chondrocyte Function in the Cartilage of the Mandibular Condyle of the Rat

  • J. S. Greenspan
  • H. J. J. Blackwood


The cartilage of the mandibular condyle has not been used extensively as a site at which to investigate the processes of cell differentiation, maturation and endochondral ossification. The investigation reported here is part of a more comprehensive study of the cellular dynamics, cytochemistry and ultrastructure of this tissue. The aim of this study is to extend our knowledge of the normal and pathological behavfour of the mandibular condyle and of the general biological processes with which its cells are concerned.


Endochondral Ossification Hypertrophic Zone Monkey Kidney Cell Condylar Cartilage Cell BioI 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Greenspan
    • 1
  • H. J. J. Blackwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Dental Hospital of London School of Dental SurgeryLondonEngland

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