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From: Thymoquinone loading into hydroxyapatite/alginate scaffolds accelerated the osteogenic differentiation of the mesenchymal stem cells

Fig. 2

Physical and mechanical properties of the scaffold; A the degradation rate of scaffolds. In general, scaffolds with alginate with or without thymoquinone (TQ) had less corrosion than the control group, B hydration rate of scaffolds. The amount of water absorption was similar in all the groups, C mechanical strength of the scaffolds by the diametral method. In general, the use of alginate increased the mechanical strength of the scaffolds compared to the control group. Significantly different between control and alginate-TQ groups and *significantly different between control and alginate + TQ groups in chart A. *Significantly different from the controls in chart C. (*P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001), (P < 0.05, ••P < 0.01, •••P < 0.001)

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