Human Synovial Fluid: Detection of a New Component

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Science  17 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3764, pp. 839-841
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3764.839


A new component has been detected in synovial fluid by the agar double-diffusion technique. This component is closely related immunologically to the proteinpolysaccharides of cartilage, and is the first probable degradation product of the cartilage matrix to be consistently identified in human synovial fluid.