mRNA expression levels of the TNF receptor I (TNFR I) and TNFα in traumatic versus control IVD cells. A) TNFR I mRNA expression levels in traumatic IVD cells demonstrated increased values compared to control IVD cells. B) Analysis of the TNFα mRNA expression revealed significantly increased expression levels in traumatic IVD cells when compared to non-traumatic control IVD cells. * p < 0.05 as determined by Student's t test (trauma vs. control).
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