Figure 2.

Adiponectin attenuates TGF-β-induced profibrotic responses. A. Confluent dermal fibroblasts were incubated with or without TGF-β (2 ng/ml) in the presence of the indicated concentration of adiponectin for 48 hours. Total RNA was subjected to real-time qPCR. The results represent the means ± SEM of triplicate determinations. B. Fibroblasts were preincubated with adiponectin-specific siRNA or control siRNA. SEM, standard error of the mean; TGF-β, transforming growth factor β

Fang et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R229   doi:10.1186/ar4070
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