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Table 2 Comparison of cell number, cell size and granularity of growth factors treated chondrocytes to control groups

From: Influence of species and anatomical location on chondrocyte expansion

Cell number FGFb TGF-β1 FGFb/TGF-β1
EQ-F 0.003 ↑ 0.0004 ↑ < 0.0001 ↑
EQ-S 0.0031 ↑ 0.0002 ↑ < 0.0001 ↑
EQ-K 0.1500 0.7494 0.0077 ↑
OV-F 0.016 ↑ 0.667 0.153
OV-S < 0.0001 ↑ 0.8037 0.0204 ↑
OV-K 0.1223 0.4245 0.1249
BO-F < 0.0001 ↑ 0.964 < 0.0001 ↑
Cell size    
EQ-F 0.4983 0.4709 0.2509
EQ-S 0.8786 0.0061 ↓ 0.2194
EQ-K 0.0033 ↑ 0.4283 0.0008 ↑
OV-F 0.0343 ↓ 0.4044 0.9033
OV-S 0.6132 < 0.0001 ↑ < 0.0001 ↑
OV-K 0.4310 0.0041 ↑ 0.0041 ↑
BO-F 0.036 ↓ 0.001 ↓ < 0.0001 ↓
Cell granularity    
EQ-F 0.0015 ↓ 0.0514 0.0009 ↓
EQ-S 0.0074 ↓ 0.2470 0.0020 ↓
EQ-K 0.0995 0.0098 ↑ 0.0273 ↓
OV-F < 0.0001 ↓ 0.0996 < 0.0001 ↓
OV-S 0.0092 ↓ 0.0005 ↑ 0.1356
OV-K 0.0008 ↓ 0.3767 0.0009 ↓
BO-F < 0.0001 ↓ 0.6367 < 0.0001 ↓
  1. ↑ : significant increase
  2. ↓ : significant decrease