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Response to 'TNF/TNFR signal transduction pathway-mediated anti-apoptosis and anti-inflammatory effects of sodium ferulate on IL-1β-induced rat osteoarthritis chondrocytes in vitro' - authors' reply

Jun Qin12, Liang Shang13, An-song Ping2, Jing Li1, Xiao-jun Li1, Hong Yu3, Jacques Magdalou4, Liao-bin Chen2* and Hui Wang1*

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1 Department of Pharmacology, Basic Medical School, Wuhan University, Donghu Road 169, Wuhan 430071, China

2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Donghu Road 169, Wuhan 430071, China

3 Department of Biochemistry, Basic Medical School, Wuhan University, Donghu Road 169, Wuhan 430071, China

4 UMR7561 CNRS-UHP, Laboratoire de Physiopathologie et Pharmacologie Articulaires, Faculté de Médecine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex, Lorraine 54505, France

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013, 15:409  doi:10.1186/ar4227


See related research by Qin et al., http://arthritis-research.com/content/14/6/R242, and related letter by Ma et al., http://arthritis-research.com/content/15/3/408

Published: 24 May 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

We are pleased that our recent article published in Arthritis Research and Therapy could draw such great interest from the readers. The following is our response to Ma and colleagues' concerns [1].