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Figure 1: Effects of dexamethasone on the proliferation of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The differentiation status of osteoblasts and osteoclasts was examined by the staining of alkaline phosphatase (a) and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (b), respectively. Osteoblast cells (c) and osteoclast cells (d) were treated with 10−5, 10−6, 10−7, 10−8, and 10−9 M dexamethasone separately for 24 h and 48 h and examined as described in the materials and methods section. Controls received culture medium only. Each bar represents the mean ± standard error of the mean of at least three independent experiments. *Significant difference from the control (P < 0.05)

Figure 1: Effects of dexamethasone on the proliferation of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The differentiation status of osteoblasts and osteoclasts was examined by the staining of alkaline phosphatase (a) and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (b), respectively. Osteoblast cells (c) and osteoclast cells (d) were treated with 10<sup>−5</sup>, 10<sup>−6</sup>, 10<sup>−7</sup>, 10<sup>−8</sup>, and 10<sup>−9</sup> M dexamethasone separately for 24 h and 48 h and examined as described in the materials and methods section. Controls received culture medium only. Each bar represents the mean ± standard error of the mean of at least three independent experiments. *Significant difference from the control (<i>P</i> < 0.05)