Engineering cell matrix interactions in assembled polyelectrolyte fiber hydrogels for mesenchymal stem cell chondrogenesis.


Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions are important events in directing stem cell chondrogenesis, which can be promoted in matrix microenvironments presenting appropriate ligands. In this study, interfacial polyelectrolyte complexation (IPC) based hydrogels were employed, wherein the unique formation of submicron size fibers facilitated spatial orientation… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.12.008


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