Figure 6 : Chondrogenic transcription factor expression by SF-CPs.

Sox 9 mRNA expression (A), Runx2 mRNA expression (B) and Mef2C mRNA expression (C) by SF-CPs after 10 and 20 days in chondrogenic pellet culture, supplemented with TGF-β1. Sox9 mRNA levels increased over time, reaching significance at day 20, as indicated by the asterisk (ANOVA, followed by Dunnett’s post hoc test, using T0 values as reference controls, n=5; p<0.05). There were no significant changes in Runx2 or Mef2C mRNA levels. Reference values for bone marrow-derived MSCs (n=4; white bars) are also shown.

Stewart et al.Stem Cell Biology and Research  2016 3:1DOI : 10.7243/2054-717X-3-1