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Research Article

Tissue Renin-Angiotensin System (tRAS) Induce Intervertebral Disc Degeneration by Activating Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Reaction

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Inflammatory cytokines promoted the activation of tRAS in human nucleus pulposus cells in vitro. (a, b) Secretion amount of Ang II in supernatant of human NP cells induced by IL-1β or TNF α was quantified by the ELISA assay (). (c, d) Western blot revealed the relative protein expression of tRAS components (ACE and AT1) in human NP cells induced by IL-1β or TNF α (). (e, f) RT-qPCR quantified the relative mRNA expression tRAS components (ACE and AT1) in human NP cells induced by IL-1β or TNF α in a time-change manner (). , , , .
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