Intervertebral disc regeneration: influence of growth factors on differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC).

@article{Ehlicke2010IntervertebralDR,
  title={Intervertebral disc regeneration: influence of growth factors on differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC).},
  author={Franziska Ehlicke and Denise Freimark and Birthe Heil and Adriaan W. C. Dorresteijn and Peter Czermak},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={244-52}
}
INTRODUCTION One common cause of disability in modern society is low back pain. The main reason for this pain is the degeneration of the intervertebral disc (IVD), particularly of the nucleus pulposus (NP). For the early degeneration stage, a cell-based therapy could constitute a minimally invasive method of treatment. Therefore, adequate cells are needed. As the usage of NP cells is limited because of their insufficient amount or vitality, a promising alternative is the application of human… CONTINUE READING
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