Marta Bianchessi

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Mesenchymal stem cells have been identified in the synovial fluid of several species. This study was conducted to characterize chondroprogenitor (CP) cells in equine synovial fluid (SF) and to determine the effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) on SF-CP monolayer proliferation and subsequent chondrogenesis. We hypothesized that FGF-2 would stimulate(More)
Background: Progenitor cells exist in most tissues and body fluids. Synovial fluid chondroprogenitor cells have been described in several species; however, the specific phenotypic characteristics of these cells have not been defined. This study addressed the impacts of joint location and donor age variation on synovial fluid chondroprogenitor numbers, and(More)