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Synoviocytes protect cartilage from the effects of injury in vitro

  • Christina M Lee1,
  • John D Kisiday1,
  • C Wayne McIlwraith1,
  • Alan J Grodzinsky2 and
  • David D Frisbie1Email author
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:54

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-54

Received: 16 April 2012

Accepted: 22 January 2013

Published: 1 February 2013

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Original Submission
16 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anna Plaas
2 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lia Pulsatelli
8 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Milena Fini
14 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Christina Lee
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
1 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-54

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Authors’ Affiliations

Orthopaedic Research Center, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University
Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology