Shobha Mareddy

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The demand for treatment strategies for damaged musculoskeletal tissue is continuously growing, especially with the increasing number of older people with degenerative diseases of the skeletal system such as osteoarthritis (OA). Because depletion of multipotent cells has been implicated in degenerative joint diseases, cell-based therapies have been proposed(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted immense research interest in the field of regenerative medicine due to their ability to be cultured for successive passages and multi-lineage differentiation. The molecular mechanisms governing MSC self-renewal and differentiation remain largely unknown. The development of sophisticated techniques, in particular(More)
Tissue engineering allows the design of functionally active cells within supportive bio‐scaffolds to promote the development of new tissues such as cartilage and bone for the restoration of pathologically altered tissues. However, all bone tissue engineering applications are limited by a shortage of stem cells. The adult bone marrow stroma contains a subset(More)
Decline in the frequency of potent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been implicated in ageing and degenerative diseases. Increasing the circulating stem cell population can lead to renewed recruitment of these potent cells at sites of damage. Therefore, identifying the ideal cells for ex vivo expansion will form a major pursuit of clinical applications.(More)
To regenerate the complex tissue such as bone-cartilage construct using tissue engineering approach, controllable differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) into chondrogenic and osteogenic lineages is crucially important. This study proposes to test a minimum common osteochondrocytic differentiation medium (MCDM) formulated by including common(More)
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