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From: Hypoxia and vitamin D differently contribute to leptin and dickkopf-related protein 2 production in human osteoarthritic subchondral bone osteoblasts

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Role of Hif-1 and Hif-2 in dickkopf-related protein 2 and leptin expression during hypoxia. After following the RNA silencing protocol described in the Methods section, human osteoarthritis osteoblasts were incubated for 24 hours (RT-PCR experiments) to determine the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (Hif-1) (A), Hif-2 (B), dickkopf-related protein 2 (DKK2) (C) and leptin (D) (n =5 experiments), or for 48 hours to measure leptin production (E) (n =5 experiments), under hypoxia in the presence of 50 nM 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (D3) or 0.1% EtOH. SiSrc, Scrambled silencing RNA (control). *P <0.05.

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