Donald P. Lennon

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Cell-based therapies are attractive approaches to promote myelin repair. Recent studies demonstrated a reduction in disease burden in mice with experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) treated with mouse mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Here, we demonstrated human bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-hMSCs) promote functional recovery in both chronic and(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have emerged as a potential therapy for a range of neural insults. In animal models of multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that targets oligodendrocytes and myelin, treatment with human MSCs results in functional improvement that reflects both modulation of the immune response and myelin repair. Here we demonstrate that(More)
Uniform design of synovial articulations across mammalian species is challenged by their common susceptibility to joint degeneration. The present study was designed to investigate the possibility of creating human-shaped articular condyles by rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) encapsulated in a biocompatible poly(ethylene glycol)-based(More)
OBJECTIVES Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent adult stem cells with potential for use in cartilage tissue engineering. We hypothesized that these cells show distinct responses to different chondrogenic culture conditions and extracellular matrices, illustrating important differences(More)
Rat mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs) represent a small portion of the cells in the stromal compartment of bone marrow and have the potential to differentiate into bone, cartilage, fat, and fibrous tissue. These mesenchymal progenitor cells were maintained as primary isolates and as subcultured cells in separate closed modular incubator chambers purged with(More)
We describe a novel bioreactor system for tissue engineering of bone that enables cultivation of up to six tissue constructs simultaneously, with direct perfusion and imaging capability. The bioreactor was used to investigate the relative effects of initial seeding density and medium perfusion rate on the growth and osteogenic differentiation patterns of(More)
Among the stromal elements in mammalian and avian bone marrow there exists a pluripotent subset of cells which we refer to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These cells can be isolated and will proliferate in culture. When such subcultured cells are introduced into porous tricalcium phosphate-hydroxyapatite ceramic cubes and implanted subcutaneously into(More)
Allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) introduced intravenously can have profound anti-inflammatory activity resulting in suppression of graft vs. host disease as well as regenerative events in the case of stroke, infarct, spinal cord injury, meniscus regeneration, tendinitis, acute renal failure, and heart disease in human and animal models of(More)
Chick embryonic skeletal muscle synthesizes three major types of proteoglycans: large chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, small dermatan sulfate proteoglycans and small heparan sulfate proteoglycans. A monoclonal antibody has been raised which recognizes the small dermatan sulfate proteoglycan. Immunoblot analysis of a partially purified preparation of(More)