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Fig. 6 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Fig. 6

From: Transplantation of human Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells highly expressing TGFβ receptors in a rabbit model of disc degeneration

Fig. 6

Immunohistochemical characterization of the center of the IVD in a rabbit model following transplantation. a Staining with a specific anti-human nucleus antibody shows that cells transplanted into the degenerated disc do not survive at 12 weeks after implantation. b Human chondrocytes were used as a positive control. ALK5 activin-like kinase receptor 5, IgG immunoglobulin G, MSC-highTR Wharton’s Jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells highly expressing TβRI/ALK5 and TβRII, TβR transforming growth factor-beta receptor, XHA cross-linked hyaluronic acid

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