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Table 5 Functional classification of 145 and 121 genes that were expressed in the regenerated tissues harvested at 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, one fifth or less as compared with the normal cartilage.

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

Functional categories 2 weeks 4 weeks
Cell communication/Signal transduction 12 (8.3%) 12 (9.9%)
Energy pathways/Metabolism 11 (7.6%) 8 (6.6%)
Immune response 11 (7.6%) 8 (6.6%)
Regulation of nucleobase 8 (5.5%) 8 (6.6%)
Transport 4 (2.7%) 4 (3.3%)
Protein metabolism 2 (1.4%) 3 (2.5%)
Cell growth and/or maintenance 2 (1.4%) 1 (0.8%)
Unknown 95 (65.5%) 77 (63.7%)
  1. (Unit: genes)