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Fig. 5 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Fig. 5

From: Efficient in vivo bone formation by BMP-2 engineered human mesenchymal stem cells encapsulated in a projection stereolithographically fabricated hydrogel scaffold

Fig. 5

Constructs laden with lentiviral BMP-2-transduced hBMSCs were stiffer and had more calcium deposition after 56 days of implantation in vivo. a Macroscopic images showed new tissue formation in the Gene group construct. Scale = 1 mm, whereas those from the Protein Group remained morphologically unchanged. b Stiffness test. Maximum peak force was considerably higher in the Gene group constructs. (n = 3). c Total calcium content in the constructs. Again, the Gene group showed considerably higher calcium accumulation. (n = 3)

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