Transplantation of autologous rabbit BM-derived mesenchymal stromal cells embedded in hyaluronic acid gel sponge into osteochondral defects of the knee.

@article{Kayakabe2006TransplantationOA,
  title={Transplantation of autologous rabbit BM-derived mesenchymal stromal cells embedded in hyaluronic acid gel sponge into osteochondral defects of the knee.},
  author={Mikiko Kayakabe and Shinichi Tsutsumi and Hidenobu Watanabe and Yukio Kato and Kenji Takagishi},
  journal={Cytotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={343-53}
}
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have the potential to differentiate into distinct mesenchymal tissues including cartilage, suggesting that these cells are an attractive cell source for cartilage tissue engineering approaches. Various methods, such as using hyaluronan-based materials, have been employed to improve transplantation for repair. Our objective was to study the effects of autologous transplantation of rabbit MSC with hyaluronic acid gel sponges into full-thickness… CONTINUE READING