Margaret Thorpe

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CD271 has been applied to isolate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow and other tissues. Umbilical cord blood is a unique resource of stem cells and endothelial progenitor cells. Isolation of MSCs from umbilical cord blood, however, has been inefficient and inconsistent. This study was designed to examine the potential application of CD271 as a(More)
Bone metastasis occurs frequently in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients causing significant morbidity by stimulating excessive osteolysis, yet the mechanisms responsible have been little studied. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are over-expressed in many cancer types and are believed to play a role in bone metastasis, however, the expression of MMPs in(More)
BACKGROUND Tendon healing is a slow and complicated process that results in inferior structural and functional properties when compared to healthy tendon tissue. It may be possible to improve outcomes of tendon healing with enhancement of biological aspects of the repair including tissue structure, organization, and composition. The purpose of this study(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a composite surgical mesh for delivery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in tendon repair. The MSC-loaded mesh composed of a piece of conventional surgical mesh and a layer of scaffold, which supported MSC-embedded alginate gel. A 3-mm defect was surgically created at the Achilles(More)
Fannie Mae is a congressionally chartered, shareholder-owned company and the nation's largest source of conventional home mortgage funds. Fannie Mae purchases and securitizes loans and is considered the leader in the secondary mortgage market. Because of its strong leadership role, Fannie Mae's policies for loan eligibility set the standard in the mortgage(More)
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