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The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cartilage repair has generated much interest owing to their multipotentiality. However, their significant presence in peripheral blood (PB) has been a matter of much debate. The objectives of this study are to isolate and characterize MSCs derived from PB and, compare their chondrogenic potential to MSC derived(More)
In recent years, the potential of cartilage tissue engineering techniques employing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to repair damaged human cartilage and defects has generated much interest. Traditionally, sources of MSCs included patient's own bone marrow. However, little have been reported on adult peripheral blood (PB) as a source of MSCs, which has been a(More)
Extracellular matrices have drawn attention in tissue engineering as potential biomaterials for scaffold fabrication because of their bioactive components. Noninvasive techniques of scaffold fabrication and cross-linking treatments are believed to maintain the integrity of bioactive molecules while providing proper architectural and mechanical properties.(More)
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