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Figure 5 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 5

From: Gene expression profile of the cartilage tissue spontaneously regenerated in vivo by using a novel double-network gel: Comparisons with the normal articular cartilage

Figure 5

Expression of genes of noncollagen/nonproteoglycan constituents. In the regenerated tissues, the same genes were dominantly expressed at each period, while the expression degree of SPARC, FLOD2, CHAD, CTGF, and COMPs genes was obviously greater (twice or more) in comparison with the normal cartilage. (MGP: matrix G protein; FN1: fibronectin 1; CH13L1: chitinase 3-like 1; SPARC: secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine; procollagen-lysine; PLOD2: procollagen-lysine 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 2; CHAD: chondroadherin; CTGF: cartilage transformation growth factor; COMP: cartilage oligomeric matrix protein; HAPLN1: hyaluronan and proteoglycan link protein 1; LAMA: Laminin subunit alpha-4; CH13L2: chitinase 3-like 2: CHID1: chitinase 1; CILP2: cartilage intermediate layer protein 2; EFEMP2: EGF-containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 2).

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