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Figure 5 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 5

From: Comparison of glucose derivatives effects on cartilage degradation

Figure 5

The mRNA expression of MMP-3, MMP-13, AGG and SOX9 in fresh isolated chondrocytes (P0) and in the fourth cultured passage chondrocytes (P4). Passage 0 and P4 confluent human chondrocytes in 25-cm3 flasks were cultured in serum free-DMEM for 24 hours. Cells were harvested and gene expression was analyzed. MMP, matrix metalloproteinase, AGG, aggrecan; SOX9, SRY-type HMG box.

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