By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Health and Medicine have been presented. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are non-haematopoietic stromal stem cells that have many sources, such as bone marrow, periosteum, vessel walls, adipose, muscle, tendon, peripheral circulation, umbilical cord blood, skin and dental tissues. They are capable of self-replication and of differentiating into, and contributing to the regeneration of, mesenchymal tissues, such as bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle and adipose tissue."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Orthopedics, "The homing of MSCs may play an important role in the repair of bone fractures. As a composite material, the formation and growth of bone tissue is a complex process, including molecular, cell and biochemical metabolic changes. The recruitment of factors with an adequate number of MSCs and the micro-environment around the fracture are effective for fracture repair. Several studies have investigated the functional expression of various chemokine receptors, trophic factors and adhesion molecules in human MSCs. Many external factors affect MSC homing. MSCs have been used as seed cells in building tissue-engineered bone grafts. Scaffolds seeded with MSCs are most often used in tissue engineering and include biotic and abiotic materials."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This knowledge provides a platform for the development of novel therapies for bone regeneration with endogenous MSCs."
For more information on this research see: Role of mesenchymal stem cells in bone regeneration and fracture repair: a review. International Orthopaedics, 2013;37(12):2491-8. International Orthopaedics can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; International Orthopaedics - www.springerlink.com/content/0341-2695/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from X. Wang, Key Laboratory of Peoples Liberation Army, Institute of Orthopedics, Chinese PLA General Hospital, No 28 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, People's Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include Y. Wang, W. Gou, Q. Lu, J. Peng and S. Lu (see also Health and Medicine).
The publisher's contact information for the journal International Orthopaedics is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Health and Medicine, People's Republic of China.
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