A combination of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and stem cell factor ameliorates steroid-associated osteonecrosis in rabbits.

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OBJECTIVE Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSC) have been highlighted for the treatment of osteonecrosis (ON) before collapse of the femoral head. In our study, the potential of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor/stem cell factor (G-CSF/SCF)-mobilized BMSC to repair steroid-associated ON was assessed in rabbits. METHODS ON was induced by low-dose… (More)

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@article{Wu2008ACO, title={A combination of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and stem cell factor ameliorates steroid-associated osteonecrosis in rabbits.}, author={Xinghuo Wu and S Yang and Deyu Duan and Xianzhe Liu and Yukun Zhang and Jing Wang and Cao Yang and Song Jiang}, journal={The Journal of rheumatology}, year={2008}, volume={35 11}, pages={2241-8} }