mRNA expression levels of the pro-apoptotic Bax and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein. A) Expressions of Bax mRNA in traumatic IVD cells did not differ from those determined in non-trauma control samples. B) Bcl-2 mRNA reveals a significant downregulation in traumatic IVD compared to control IVD cells. * p < 0.05 as determined by Student's t test (trauma vs. control).
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