Characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly of human umbilical cord and for fabrication of non-scaffold tissue-engineered cartilage
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 117, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 229-235 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiosc.2013.07.001
ShuyunLiuKe DongHouMei Yuan, Jiang Peng, LiZ hang, Xiang Sui, Bin Zhao, Wenjing Xu, Aiyuan Wang, Shibi Lu, Quanyi Guo
Once cartilage is damaged, it has limited potential for self-repair. Autologous chondrocyte implantation is an effective treatment, but patients may suffer during cartilage harvesting and the donor-site morbidity may accelerate joint degeneration. Using autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived chondrocytes is another selection, while it also causes some injuring.