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Table 2 Culture time, population doublings (pds), and growth rate of chondrocytic subpopulation after MACS separation

From: Maintenance of “stem cell” features of cartilage cell sub-populations during in vitro propagation

W5C5 sorting
Cell type / Mean no. of Mean Population doublings (pds) /day
medium culture time passages pds Unsorted W5C5+ W5C5-
  [d]    Mean sd Mean sd Mean sd
chondrocytes 63.50 4 - 6 9.47 0.16 0.04 0.15 0.04 0.16 0.04
n = 4          
chondrocytes 24.50 4 11.53 0.51 0.07 0.49 0.05 0.48 0.04
MSCGM; n = 2          
disc cells 25.67 4 11.44 0.42 0.13 0.47 0.12 0.47 0.14
n = 3          
W8B2 sorting
Cell type / Mean no. of Mean population doublings (pds) /day
medium culture time passages pds Unsorted W8B2+ W8B2-
  [d]    mean sd mean sd mean sd
chondrocytes 70.00 4 - 6 10.57 0.15 0.01 0.14 0.01 0.15 0.01
n = 3