HDAC inhibitors decrease collagenolytic and gelatinolytic activity from bovine nasal explants and block collagenase activation. Conditioned media from cartilage assays (day 14) as in Fig. 1a were assayed (a) for collagenase activity in the presence or absence of 0.67 mM APMA, an activator of procollagenases (means ± standard errors of the mean), and (b) for gelatinase activity, using gelatin zymography. APMA, aminophenylmercuric acetate; HDAC, histone deacetylase; I/O, a combination of IL-1α and OSM; MMP, matrix metalloproteinase; OSM, oncostatin M; TSA, trichostatin A.
Young et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7:R503 doi:10.1186/ar1702