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Fig. 2 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

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From: Bone marrow contribution to synovial hyperplasia following joint surface injury

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Assessment of bone marrow stromal cell chimerism. C57BL/6 mice received total body irradiation and were subjected to transplant with GFP-labelled bone marrow from C57BL/6-Tg14(act-EGFP)OsbY01 donor mice. Mesenchymal stromal cell lineage chimerism was determined by CFU-F assay, phenotypic analysis of bone marrow cells and histology after 8 weeks. a CFU-F assay results showing that the vast majority of CFU-F were GFP+ (donor-derived). Data are shown as individual data points from six mice for the transplanted group and three mice for the WT control group. b GFP positivity in the CD45−/dimPdgfrα+Sca-1+ bone marrow MSC population. Shown are representative flow cytometry plots indicating gating strategy. Gating for GFP was based on a WT mouse sample. The percentage of CD45−/dimPdgfrα+Sca-1+ cells positive for GFP (donor-derived) is shown as mean ± SD (n = 7). c Confocal microscopic images showing a GFP+ osteoclast (arrow) in the growth plate (GP) region (i), GFP+ perivascular cells (arrows) in bone (B) (ii) and bone marrow (iii), GFP+ bone lining cells (arrows) at the endosteal surface (iv) and a GFP+ osteocyte (arrow) embedded in bone matrix (v). Scale bars = 25 μm. CFU-F colony-forming unit fibroblasts, FSC forward scatter, Pdgfrα platelet-derived growth factor receptor α, Sca-1 stem cell antigen 1, SSC side scatter, WT wild-type, GFP green fluorescent protein, GP growth plate, B bone, MSC mesenchymal stromal/stem cell

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