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Table 2 Primers for real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

From: Expression of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system in the human intervertebral disc: implication for the pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration

Genes Assay IDa Size (bp)
RANK Hs00921372_m1 75
RANKL Hs00243522_m1 67
OPG Hs00900358_m1 74
IL-1β Hs01555410_m1 91
MMP-3 Hs00968305_m1 78
MMP-13 Hs00233992_m1 75
18S rRNA Hs99999901_s1 187
  1. RANK receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B, RANKL rank ligand, OPG osteoprotegerin, IL interleukin, MMP matrix metalloproteinase, rRNA ribosomal RNA. aTaqMan Gene Expression Assays (Applied Biosystems)