The distinct role of the Runx proteins in chondrocyte differentiation and intervertebral disc degeneration: findings in murine models and in human disease.
Regulation of catabolic gene expression in normal and degenerate human intervertebral disc cells: implications for the pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration.
Temporal association of annular tears and nuclear degeneration: lessons from the pediatric population.
Matrix metalloproteinase expression levels suggest distinct enzyme roles during lumbar disc herniation and degeneration.
Effects of compressive loading on biomechanical properties of disc and peripheral tissue in a rat tail model.
Mesenchymal stem cells arrest intervertebral disc degeneration through chondrocytic differentiation and stimulation of endogenous cells.
Nucleus pulposus tissue engineering: a brief review.
Pro-inflammatory, pleiotropic, and anti-inflammatory TNF-alpha, IL-6, and IL-10 in experimental porcine intervertebral disk degeneration.