Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 8 pp 7030—7041

βig-h3 enhances chondrogenesis via promoting mesenchymal condensation in rat Achilles tendon heterotopic ossification model

Figure 2. TGF-β signaling is elevated during the chondrogenic differentiation stage during HO development. (AC) The immunohistological staining of CD68+ cells (brown). (DH) The immunohistological staining of TGF-β1+ cells (brown). (IK) The immunohistological staining of phosphorylated Smad2/3+ cells (brown). *p < 0.05 as determined by one-way ANOVA test.