Stem Cells International / 2017 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Enhancement of Anti-Inflammatory and Osteogenic Abilities of Mesenchymal Stem Cells via Cell-to-Cell Adhesion to Periodontal Ligament-Derived Fibroblasts

Figure 1

Inflammatory cytokines promote MCP-1 production in SCDC2 cells. SCDC2 cells were stimulated with or without 10 ng/mL of IL-1β, IL-6/sIL-6R, or TNF-α. (a, b) mRNA expression levels were investigated by RT-qPCR using rat-specific primers. Reported values are normalized to Gapdh expression. The results are expressed as the fold change relative to the respective control (-). (c, d) The amount of secreted chemokines was measured using sandwich ELISA kits for rat-specific MCP-1 and SDF-1α. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation. and as compared with the unstimulated control (-).

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