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From: Intradiscal injection of simvastatin retards progression of intervertebral disc degeneration induced by stab injury

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BMP-2 mRNA expression in the nucleus pulpous of different experimental groups at two weeks after drug injection. Discs in the treatment groups were injected with either 2 μL of gel alone or gel loaded with simvastatin (SIM; 5 mg/mL) at four weeks after disc stab with 21-G needle. * P < 0.05 when compared with intact control group,# P < 0.05 when compared with stabbed group. BMP = Bone morphogenetic protein.

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