Molecular targets for tendon neoformation.

  title={Molecular targets for tendon neoformation.},
  author={Hadi Aslan and Nadav Kimelman-Bleich and Gadi Pelled and Dan Gazit},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={118 2},
Tendons and ligaments are unique forms of connective tissue that are considered an integral part of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate function of tendon is to connect muscles to bones and to conduct the forces generated by muscle contraction into movements of the joints, whereas ligaments connect bone to bone and provide joint stabilization. Unfortunately, the almost acellular and collagen I-rich structure of tendons and ligaments makes them very poorly regenerating tissues. Injured… CONTINUE READING
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