PeerJ 2021 27;9:e12091. Epub 2021 Aug 27.
Department of Periodontology, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University & Shandong Key Laboratory of Oral Tissue Regeneration & Shandong Engineering Laboratory for Dental Materials and Oral Tissue Regeneration, Jinan, Shandong, China.
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and Exendin-4 (EX-4) play beneficial roles in promoting periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) osteogenic differentiation, while the detailed mechanism has not been clarified. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the biological mechanism of SDF-1 and EX-4 alone or synergistic application in regulating PDLSCs differentiation by RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq). A total of 110, 116 and 109 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were generated in osteogenic medium induced PDLSCs treated by SDF-1, EX-4, and SDF-1+EX-4, respectively. Read More