Chondrocyte Cells

By: Leslee Bastian and Danielle Smethers

Main Function

The main function of the chondrocyte cells is to produce the matrix of cartilage by replacing degraded macromolecules and respond to focal cartilage injury or degeneration by increasing local synthesis activity.

Three most common Organelles in Chondrocytes

  • Nucleus
  • Golgi Apparatus
  • Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum

Chondrocyte Cells produce Cartilage.

Cartilage is a firm, whitish, flexible connective tissue found in various forms. Cartilage is formed by Chondrocyte cells.
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Cartilage as part of an Organ

Cartilage is part of many organs such as the ear and the trachea. There is also connective tissues In the nasal cartilage.