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Fig. 1 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

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From: Meniscal and ligament modifications in spontaneous and post-traumatic mouse models of osteoarthritis

Fig. 1

Representative images of meniscal pathology during spontaneous osteoarthritis development in Str/ort mice. a Toluidine blue, Collagen type II (Col2) and Sox9 immunolabelling in healthy CBA mouse meniscus, which can be divided into distinct regions: hyaline cartilage (H) surrounds an ossified region (O) and an outer fibrous (F) region. bd Representative images from diseased menisci from Str/ort mouse knee joints with OA grades of 2 (mild), 4 (moderate) and 5 (severe). Toluidine blue staining showed a range of meniscal pathologies associated with OA development including an increase in the fibrous region (delineated by red lines), proteoglycan deposition and bone formation (red arrows). Col2- and sox9-positive cells (black arrows) were seen in the fibrous region of the meniscus with disease showed. Low mag = low magnification, scale bar = 100 μm; High mag = high magnification, scale bar = 50 μm. For orientation: femur at top of picture, tibia bottom

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