Chondrogenesis from umbilical cord blood cells stimulated with BMP-2 and BMP-6

@article{Mara2011ChondrogenesisFU,
  title={Chondrogenesis from umbilical cord blood cells stimulated with BMP-2 and BMP-6},
  author={Cristiane Sampaio de Mara and Adriana Silva Santos Duarte and Ang{\'e}lica Rossi Sartori-Cintra and Angela Cristina Malheiros Luzo and Sara T. O. Saad and Ibsen Bellini Coimbra},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={121-128}
}
Umbilical cord blood contains undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with chondrogenic potential that may be used for the repair of joint damage. The role of growth factors during the process of chondrogenesis is still not entirely understood. The objective of this study was to evaluate the formation of chondrocytes, cartilaginous matrix and type II collagen from human umbilical cord blood stem cells exposed to two different growth factors, BMP-6 and BMP-2, while being cultured as a… CONTINUE READING