Figure 2.

Gene expression of developing and diseased tendon and in vitro gene expression. (a) Gene expression of COL1A2, scleraxis, tenascin-C in SDFT collected from foetuses, yearlings and adults. (b) Gene expression of COL1A2, scleraxis, tenascin-C in acute and chronic disease in comparison to normal adult tendon. (c) Gene expression of COL1A2, scleraxis, tenascin-C in 2D and 3D in vitro culture in comparison to normal adult tendon. (2D P1 = passage 1 monolayer culture, 2D P5 = passage 5 monolayer culture, 3D = tendon fibroblasts cultured in collagen gels). P values were generated using a two sample student's t-test for normally distributed log transformed data.

Taylor et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-10-27
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