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Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 expression and release of prostaglandins (PGs) by macrophages are consistent features of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced macrophage inflammation. The two major PGs, PGE(2) and PGD(2), are synthesized by the prostanoid isomerases, PGE synthases (PGES) and PGD synthases (PGDS), respectively. Since the expression profile and the(More)
This study aimed to investigate the chondrogenic transdifferentiation potential of human dermal fibroblasts (DFs) by stimulation with cartilage-derived morphogenetic protein 1 (CDMP1). Using CDMP1 (100 ng/mL) we induced human DFs at passage 5 in both monolayer and micromass culture. Chondrogenic-specific markers were detected via immunochemistry, reverse(More)
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