Stem Cells International / 2017 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Regulation of Osteogenic Differentiation of Placental-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Low Oxygen Tension

Figure 3

PMSC differentiation under low oxygen tension is regulated by IGFs. PMSCs were cultured in nondifferentiation or differentiation conditions containing 2% FBS in the presence or absence of 100 ng/mL of IGF-1 or IGF-2, in room air (20% O2) or low oxygen levels (1% O2). Treatments were stopped after 3, 7, and 14 days for (a-b) alizarin red staining and quantified in (c-d) (two-way ANOVA, , ). X indicates significance between different days without IGFs; # indicates significance of IGF addition compared with no IGFs in the same day. (g) Calcification centers and cell organization of differentiated PMSCs stained with alizarin red from day 14 are shown in higher magnification.

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