Cx43- and Smad-Mediated TGF-β/ BMP Signaling Pathway Promotes Cartilage Differentiation of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Inhibits Osteoblast Differentiation

Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Cx43- and Smad-mediated TGF-β/BMP signaling pathway on the differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into cartilage and inhibition of ossification. Methods: BMSCs of Wistar rats were cultured and assigned...

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Main Authors: Ya-Dong  Zhang, Shi-Chang Zhao, Zhong-Sheng Zhu, Yi-Fei Wang, Jian-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Cai Zhang, Feng Xue
Format: Article
Published: Cell Physiol Biochem Press GmbH & Co KG 2017-07-01
Series:Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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