Advances in tendon mechanobiology

  title={Advances in tendon mechanobiology},
  author={James H.-C. Wang and Bhavani P. Thampatty},
Abstract Tendons are vital components for the functioning of human musculoskeletal system. Yet, they are frequently subjected to injuries, such as chronic tendon injury or tendinopathy. Excessive mechanical loading is considered to be a major factor responsible for tendinopathy, which is prevalent in athletic settings. Additionally, aging is also known to induce tendon degeneration. Tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSCs) are a newly identified cell type in the tendon, and TSC mechanobiology is an… CONTINUE READING