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Stem Cells International
Volume 2017, Article ID 4790563, 9 pages
Research Article

Sex Differences of Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells in the Biological Response to TNF-α Treatment

1Center for Gender-Specific Medicine, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
2Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy
3Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 336, 00185 Rome, Italy
4Malzoni Clinical-Scientific Institute (MaCSI), Via Carmelo Errico 2, 83100 Avellino, Italy
5Department of AngioCardioNeurology, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Elisabetta Straface; ti.ssi@ecafarts.attebasile

Received 23 February 2017; Revised 9 June 2017; Accepted 14 June 2017; Published 17 September 2017

Academic Editor: Leonard M. Eisenberg

Copyright © 2017 Elisabetta Straface et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary figure 1. Gene expression levels for a selected panel of cardiovascular and mesenchymal markers (A) and for NADPH-oxidase (NOX) isoforms (B) in cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) from female or male donors (n=6 each). Data is plotted as 2^-ΔCt, using GAPDH as the housekeeping gene, and presented as mean +/− standard error of the mean.

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