Control of in vitro tissue-engineered bone-like structures using human mesenchymal stem cells and porous silk scaffolds.


Natural bone consists of cortical and trabecular morphologies, the latter having variable pore sizes. This study aims at engineering different bone-like structures using scaffolds with small pores (112-224 microm) in diameter on one side and large pores (400-500 microm) on the other, while keeping scaffold porosities constant among groups. We hypothesized… (More)