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Table 3 Mineralization of cells with BMP-2

From: The role of FGF-2 and BMP-2 in regulation of gene induction, cell proliferation and mineralization

Treatment Relative abundance
NM 5.6 ± 1.7
NM + 5 ng/ml FGF-2 5.3 ± .1
NM + 50 ng/ml BMP-2 16.2 ± 4.2
MM 9.1 ± 2.0
MM + 5 ng/ml FGF-2 4.9 ± 1.1
MM + 50 ng/ml BMP-2 55.2 ± 12.7
  1. The Alizarin Red (2%) stained cells were incubated with 10% acetic acid for 30 minutes to release bound Alizarin Red into solution. The solution was neutralized with 10% ammonium hydroxide and the absorbance of Alizarin Red was measured at 450 nm using a microplate reader (n = 6). Data is expressed at in absolute amounts according to a standard curve.