Molecular response of human cervical and lumbar nucleus pulposus cells from degenerated discs following cytokine treatment.

Abstract

We investigated the molecular response of degenerated human cervical and lumbar nucleus pulposus (NP) cells following cytokine treatment. Degenerated cervical and lumbar discs (8 each) were obtained from patients who underwent discectomy for degenerative disc disease; NP cells were isolated and cultured. The mRNA expressions of aggrecan, alkaline… (More)
DOI: 10.4238/2013.March.15.4

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