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Table 1 Description of candidate reference genes for qRT-PCR

From: Selection of reference genes for normalization of quantitative real-time PCR in organ culture of the rat and rabbit intervertebral disc

Abbreviation Gene Function
Actb β-actin Cytoskeletal structural protein
GAPDH Glyceraldehydes-3-phosphate dehydrogenase Carbohydrate metabolism
18S rRNA 18S ribosomal RNA Cytosolic small ribosomal subunit, translation
CycA Cyclophilin A Catalyzes the cis-trans isomerization of proline imidic peptide bonds in oligopeptides, accelerating folding
Hprt1 Hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase 1 Metabolic salvage of purines in mammals
Ywhaz Tyrosine 3-monooxygenase Signal transduction by binding to phosphorilated serine residue on a variety of signaling molecules
Pgk1 Phosphoglycerate kinase 1 Transferase enzyme in the glycolysis