Authors:G. Sohár, E. Pallagi, P. Szabó-Révész, and K. Tóth
Osteoarthritis, although classically conceived of as a degenerative consequence of aging, is a disease with an increasingly
well-characterized molecular pathophysiology. Pathologic changes in cartilage composition and molecular organization, as well
as elevated water content, alter the exquisite balance of biomechanical properties. Much of what is known about changes in
the extracellular matrix in osteoarthritis comes from animal models.
Previously, thermogravimetric methods have not been used for compositional thermoanalytical study of normal and degenerative
human hyaline cartilage. For this reason the research group established a sufficient new thermogravimetric protocol, which
proved water content elevation contributing to disease progression.
Authors:Cs. Várhelyi Jr., G. Pokol, Á. Gömöry, A. Gănescu, P. Sohár, G. Liptay, and Cs. Várhelyi
chelates of the type [Ni(II)(Diox.H)2], ((Diox.H)2:
various α-dioximes) have been studied by means of FTIR, NMR, MS data
and various thermoanalytical methods (TG, DTA, DTG, DSC). In some cases kinetic
parameters of the thermal decomposition of the complexes were also calculated
using Zsak’s ‘nomogram method’. The mechanism of
the decomposition processes was characterised on the basis of mass spectra.