Pauline Po-Yee Lui

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The use of tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) as a cell source for musculoskeletal tissue engineering has not been compared with that of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC). This study compared the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) and embryonic stem cells (ESC) markers, clonogenicity, proliferative capacity, and multilineage differentiation potential of rat TDSC and(More)
We report chondrocyte phenotype and ectopic ossification in a collagenase-induced patellar tendon injury model. Collagenase or saline was injected intratendinously in one limb. The patella tendon was harvested for assessment at different times. There was an increase in cellularity, vascularity, and loss of matrix organization with time after collagenase(More)
Calcifying tendinopathy is a tendon disorder with calcium deposits in the mid-substance presented with chronic activity-related pain, tenderness, local edema and various degrees of incapacitation. Most of current treatments are neither effective nor evidence-based because its underlying pathogenesis is poorly understood and treatment is usually symptomatic.(More)
Stem cells have recently been isolated from humans and mice but not from rat tendon tissue. This study reports the isolation and characterization of stem cells from rat tendon. Nucleated cells isolated from rat flexor tendon tissues after collagenase digestion were plated at a low cell density to allow the selective proliferation of tendon-derived stem(More)
OBJECTIVES Alteration in the composition of extracellular matrix has been suggested as the major factor for the development of tendinopathy and calcified tendinopathy, which has poorer clinical manifestation. This study investigated the changes of major proteoglycans and collagens in a calcified tendinopathy model and correlated the expression with the(More)
Chronic tendinopathy refers to a broad spectrum of pathological conditions in tendons and their insertion, with symptoms including activity-related chronic pain. To study the pathogenesis and management strategies of chronic tendinopathy, studies in animal models are essential. The different animal models in the literature present advantages and(More)
Surgical reattachment of tendon to bone often fails due to regeneration failure of the specialised tendon–bone junction (TBJ). The use of mesenchymal stem cells for TBJ regeneration has been reported with promising results. Tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) with high proliferative and multi-lineage differentiation potential have been isolated. As stem cells(More)
Chronic tendinopathy is a tendon disorder that is common in athletes and individuals whose tendons are subjected to repetitive strain injuries. The presence of ossification worsened the clinical manifestation of the disorder. The change of tendon loading due to mechanical overload, compression, or disuse have been implicated as the possible etiologies, but(More)
Tensile load is known to regulate the osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and osteogenic progenitors; therefore it is widely used in clinical treatment and tissue engineering. Meanwhile, in vitro, both published studies and our lab data demonstrate that the application of intermittent tensile loading which stimulates cells several minutes or hours(More)
BACKGROUND Increase in expression of substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been reported in clinical samples of tendinopathy. PURPOSE To examine the spatial-temporal expression of these neuropeptides as well as their association with activity-related tendon pain, matrix degeneration, failed healing, and pathologic calcification(More)