CRP induced tube-like structure formation in BAEC. A, Bar graph showing tube length as a percentage of control. Experiments were performed at least twice by triplicate. B, Bar graphs showing tube length as a percentage of control from cells treated with FGF-2 (25 ng/ml), 1 μg/ml of detoxified CRP [CRPdt] or CRP + blocking antibody against CRP for 24 h. * and ** indicate a statistically significant difference compared with the control cells (p > 0.05 and 0.001 respectively.
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