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Adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) are multipotent cells which, in the presence of appropriate stimuli, can differentiate into various lineages such as the osteogenic, adipogenic and chondrogenic. In this study, we investigated the effect of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) in comparison to hydrolyzed fish collagen in terms of the chondrogenic(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells are regarded as common cellular precursors of the musculoskeletal tissue and are responsible for tissue regeneration in the course of musculoskeletal disorders. In equine veterinary medicine extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is used to optimize healing processes of bone, tendon and cartilage. Nevertheless, little is known about(More)
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) represent a promising subpopulation of adult stem cells for tissue engineering applications in veterinary medicine. In this study we focused on the morphological and molecular biological properties of the ADSCs. The expression of stem cell markers Oct4, Nanog and the surface markers CD90 and CD105 were detected(More)
Gluing is an attractive technique to fix small bone fragments. However, to date no bone adhesive could be established successfully for all day clinical use. The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the biocompatibility of a new bone glue based on alkylene bis(dilactoyl)-methacrylate in 36 rabbits. Monocondylar osteotomy of the distal femur(More)
In trauma surgery gluing is an attractive method of bonding fractured bone, which is rapid and does not require the use of screws and plates. The purpose of this study was to analyze in vitro the properties of a new bioresorbable bone glue, and in vivo its structure and degradation. The newly developed bone glue is based on(More)
BACKGROUND As women are the population most affected by multifactorial osteoporosis, research is focused on unraveling the underlying mechanism of osteoporosis induction in rats by combining ovariectomy (OVX) either with calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C and vitamin D2/D3 deficiency, or by administration of glucocorticoid (dexamethasone). MATERIAL/METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is a multi-factorial, chronic, skeletal disease highly prevalent in post-menopausal women and is influenced by hormonal and dietary factors. Because animal models are imperative for disease diagnostics, the present study establishes and evaluates enhanced osteoporosis obtained through combined ovariectomy and deficient diet by DEXA(More)
Amniotic fluid (AF) has become an interesting source of fetal stem cells. However, AF contains heterogeneous and multiple, partially differentiated cell types. After isolation from the amniotic fluid, cells were characterized regarding their morphology and growth dynamics. They were sorted by magnetic associated cell sorting using the surface marker CD 117.(More)
The biological characteristics of human reaming debris (HRD) generated in the course of surgical treatment of long bone diaphyseal fractures and nonunions are still a matter of dispute. Therefore, the objective of the present investigation has been to characterize the intrinsic properties of human reaming debris in vitro. Samples of reaming debris harvested(More)
Infections remain a critical issue in total joint arthroplasty. Addition of antibiotics to bone cement was shown to significantly improve antimicrobial prophylaxis in cemented joint arthroplasty. In cementless joint arthroplasty a comparable prophylaxis by local antibiotics has not been possible yet. The aim of the current study was to investigate the(More)