Immunohistochemical characterization of cells in adult human patellar tendons.

  title={Immunohistochemical characterization of cells in adult human patellar tendons.},
  author={Fu Sai Chuen and Cheuk Yau Chuk and Wong Yim Ping and Wong Wan Nar and Hung Leung Kim and Chan Kai Ming},
  journal={The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society},
  volume={52 9},
Cells in tendons are conventionally identified as elongated tenocytes and ovoid tenoblasts, but specific markers for these cells are not available. The roles and interplay of these cells in tendon growth, remodeling, and healing are not well established. Therefore, we proposed to characterize these cells with respect to cell turnover, extracellular matrix metabolism, and expression of growth factors. Here we examined 14 healthy human patellar tendon samples for the expression of various… CONTINUE READING


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