Lucy Wanjiru Njunge

Learn More
CONTEXT Psoralen, an active ingredient from Fructus Psoraleae (FP), is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat bone diseases. However, the effect of psoralen on cartilage is unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of psoralen on chondrocytes isolated from rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Chondrocytes were treated with different(More)
Wound healing scaffolds provide cells with structural integrity and can also deliver biological agents to establish a skin tissue-specific microenvironment to regulate cell functions and to accelerate the healing process. In this study, we fabricated biodegradable nanofibrous scaffolds with an emulsion electrospinning technique. The scaffolds were composed(More)
Tendons and ligaments exhibit limited regenerative capacity following injury, with damaged tissue being replaced by a fibrotic scar. The physiological role of scar tissue is complex and has been studied extensively. In this study, we demonstrate that rat tendons contain a unique subpopulation of cells exhibiting stem cell characteristics, including(More)
Mechano growth factor (MGF) is an autocrine/paracrine factor and sensitive to mechanical stimulation. MGF can be highly expressed in various soft tissues under physical stimuli, biochemistry stimuli or in damaged situation. MGF may "compensate" the stress for tissue in the processing of tissue repair. MGF can effectively accelerate the repair of the soft(More)
  • 1