mRNA expression levels of the Fas receptor (FasR) and Fas ligand (FasL) in traumatic versus control IVD cells. A) FasR mRNA expression levels in traumatic IVD cells significantly differed from non-traumatic control IVD cells. B) Analysis of the FasL mRNA expression in traumatic IVD cells revealed expression levels comparable to non-traumatic control IVD cells. * p < 0.05 as determined by Student's t test (trauma vs. control).
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