Distinction between the extracellular matrix of the nucleus pulposus and hyaline cartilage: a requisite for tissue engineering of intervertebral disc

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Mwale F.; Roughley P.; Antoniou J.;
(2004)
  • Publisher: AO Research Institute Davos
  • Journal: European Cells & Materials (issn: 1473-2262)
  • Subject: Surgery | RD1-811 | Diseases of the musculoskeletal system | RC925-935

Tissue engineering of intervertebral discs (IVD) using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) induced to differentiate into a disc-cell phenotype has been considered as an alternative treatment for disc degeneration. However, since there is no unique marker characteristic of dis... View more
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