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From: Contribution of adipocyte precursors in the phenotypic specificity of intra-articular adipose tissues in knee osteoarthritis patients

Fig. 3

Adipocyte differentiation of dedifferentiated fat cells isolated from IAATs and SCATs. a, b DFATc from IFPs, SPFPs, and SCATs of OA patients (n = 7–9) were cultured for 14 days in adipogenic medium before the evaluation of adipocyte differentiation by oil red O staining (a) and staining quantification (b). ce Relative mRNA expression of CEBPα (c), PPARγ (d), and Pref-1 (e) by DFATc isolated from IFPs and SPFPs compared to the corresponding SCAT-derived DFATc from OA patients (n = 5–6). The relative mRNA expression was normalized to that of 18S RNA. Bars indicate the mean expression levels

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