Transient down-regulation of cbfa1/Runx2 by RNA interference in murine C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stromal cells delays in vitro and in vivo osteogenesis, but does not overtly affect chondrogenesis.

Abstract

In order to ensure that MSCs designed for in vivo cartilage repair do not untowardly differentiate into osteoblasts and mineralize in situ, we tested whether siRNA-induced suppression of cbfa1/Runx2 affected the osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation potential of the murine cell line C3H10T1/2. Anti-cbfa1/Runx2 siRNA decreased the levels of cbfa1/Runx2… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2007.12.023

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