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Table 3 Effects of SACD, RCD, HCD, and SATD on the protein expression of OPG and RANKL in OB and bMSC from tibia of rats

From: Semen astragali complanati- and rhizoma cibotii-enhanced bone formation in osteoporosis rats

Group n The protein expression of OPG in OB The protein expression of OPG in bMSC The protein expression of RANKL in OB The protein expression of RANKL in bMSC
NC 12 1.66 ± 0.42 7.18 ± 1.72 1.08 ± 0.27 4.77 ± 1.82
Sham 12 1.72 ± 0.52 6.48 ± 1.81 1.17 ± 0.28 4.55 ± 1.75
OVX 12 0.76 ± 0.23b 3.06 ± 1.28b 1.82 ± 0.41b 9.06 ± 2.11b
DES 12 1.62 ± 0.38d, c 6.24 ± 1.91d, c 1.23 ± 0.34d, c 5.34 ± 1.54d, c
SACD 12 1.51 ± 0.45d, c 5.70 ± 1.63d, c 1.30 ± 0.30d, c 6.40 ± 1.88a, d, c
RCD 12 1.25 ± 0.41a, d 4.63 ± 1.23b, d 1.77 ± 0.36b 8.04 ± 2.01b
HCD 11 0.72 ± 0.24b 3.10 ± 1.05b 1.87 ± 0.36b 9.14 ± 2.03b
SATD 11 0.94 ± 0.30b 3.60 ± 1.12b 1.75 ± 0.35b 8.74 ± 1.84b
  1. aCompare with sham control group: P < 0.05.
  2. bCompare with sham control group: P < 0.01.
  3. cCompare with OVX group: P < 0.05.
  4. dCompare with OVX group: P < 0.01.