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There is currently an unmet need for the supply of autologous, patient-specific stem cells for regenerative therapies in the clinic. Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation can be driven by the material/cell interface suggesting a unique strategy to manipulate stem cells in the absence of complex soluble chemistries or cellular reprogramming. However, so far… (More)
It is emerging that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) metabolic activity may be a key regulator of multipotency. The metabolome represents a "snapshot" of the stem cell phenotype, and therefore metabolic profiling could, through a systems biology approach, offer and highlight critical biochemical pathways for investigation. To date, however, it has remained… (More)
Topography and its effects on cell adhesion, morphology, growth and differentiation are well documented. Thus, current advances with the use of nanotopographies offer promising results in the field of regenerative medicine. Studies have also shown nanotopographies to have strong effects on stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. What is less clear… (More)
Stem cell differentiation is controlled intrinsically by dynamic networks of interacting lineage-specifying and multipotency genes. However, the relationship between internal genetic dynamics and extrinsic regulation of internal dynamics is complex and, in the case of skeletal progenitor cell differentiation, incompletely understood. In this study we… (More)
The frequency of the Hp(1) gene in Polish subjects is 0.36. This frequency is lower than that in Western European populations and higher than that in Asiatic populations. We suggest that the increase in frequency of this gene from East to West has a regular continuous character that may be attributed to a stillunclear genetic mechanism.