Transfection of articular chondrocytes with rhBMP7 gene and its expression
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In order to investigate the possibility of expression of exogenous gene in transduced articular chondrocytes, plasmid pcDNA3-rhBMP7 was delivered to cultured chondrocytes. Through immunohistochemical staining and RT-PCR assay, the expression of rhBMP7 gene was detected. And the bioactivity of transgene expression product was detected through MTT assay as well. It was confirmed that exogenous gene could be expressed efficiently in transduced chondrocytes and the transgene therapy on the problems of articular cartilge.
Key wordstransfection articular chondrocytes gene bone morphogenetic protein-7
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