Intervertebral Disc-Derived Stem/Progenitor Cells as a Promising Cell Source for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

@inproceedings{Hu2018IntervertebralDS,
  title={Intervertebral Disc-Derived Stem/Progenitor Cells as a Promising Cell Source for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration},
  author={Binwu Hu and Ruijun He and Kaige Ma and Zhe Wang and Min Cui and Hongzhi Hu and Saroj West Chester Rai and Baichuan Wang and Zengwu Shao},
  booktitle={Stem cells international},
  year={2018}
}
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is considered to be the primary reason for low back pain. Despite remarkable improvements in both pharmacological and surgical management of IVD degeneration (IVDD), therapeutic effects are still unsatisfactory. It is because of the fact that these therapies are mainly focused on alleviating the symptoms rather than treating the underlying cause or restoring the structure and biomechanical function of the IVD. Accumulating evidence has revealed that the… CONTINUE READING

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