As the principal investigator and senior author for the above-mentioned publication (Das et al., GENE 2018), it has been brought to my attention that a portion of 2.4. Surgical procedure for OA induction in the Materials and Methods section in this publication contains inaccurate description. Hence, we are respectfully requesting to publish a corrigendum to replace the surgical procedure with proper description and references as below: 2.4. Surgical procedure for OA induction All the surgical operations were performed under a microscope in an aseptic setting. Mice were placed in a supine position and anesthetized with 1.5% isoflurane (Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL, USA) in oxygen via a facemask at a rate of 1 L/min. The toe or tail pinch with toothed forceps were used to assess the depth of anesthesia, and flick responses were interpreted as inadequate anesthesia. After confirming adequate anesthesia, a 1 cm left knee incision was made with a #15 scalpel blade. The knee joint was identified from the tibia and femur; and the medial meniscotibial ligament was identified using anatomic landmarks. To induce partial medial meniscectomy (PMM), which destabilizes the ligaments, a microscalpel at a depth of 0.5 mm was used to remove meniscus at midline (Knights et al., 2012; Kroin; et al., 2016). The skin incision will be then closed with 4–0 vicryl suture. Below two references need to be added: (i) Kroin, J.S., Kc, R., Li, X., Hamilton, J.L., Das, V., van Wijnen, A.J., Dall O.M., Shelly, D.A., Kenworth T., Im, H.J., 2016. Intraarticular Slow-release Triamcinolone Acetate Reduces Allodynia in an Experimental Mouse Knee Osteoarthritis Model. Gene 591, 1–5.(ii) Knights C.B., Gentry C., Bevan S., Partial medial meniscectomy produces osteoarthritis pain-related behavior in female C57BL/6/mice. Pain 2012 153, 281–292.The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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