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Concise Review: Stem Cell Fate Guided By Bioactive Molecules for Tendon Regeneration.

Concise Review: Stem Cell Fate Guided By Bioactive Molecules for Tendon Regeneration.
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Zhang YJ, Chen X, Li G, Chan KM, Heng BC, Yin Z, Ouyang HW,


Zhang YJ, Chen X, Li G, Chan KM, Heng BC, Yin Z, Ouyang HW, (click to view)

Zhang YJ, Chen X, Li G, Chan KM, Heng BC, Yin Z, Ouyang HW,

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Stem cells translational medicine 2018 03 23() doi 10.1002/sctm.17-0206
Abstract

Tendon disorders, which are commonly presented in the clinical setting, disrupt the patients’ normal work and life routines, and they damage the careers of athletes. However, there is still no effective treatment for tendon disorders. In the field of tissue engineering, the potential of the therapeutic application of exogenous stem cells to treat tendon pathology has been demonstrated to be promising. With the development of stem cell biology and chemical biology, strategies that use inductive tenogenic factors to program stem cell fate in situ are the most easily and readily translatable to clinical applications. In this review, we focus on bioactive molecules that can potentially induce tenogenesis in adult stem cells, and we summarize the various differentiation factors found in comparative studies. Moreover, we discuss the molecular regulatory mechanisms of tenogenesis, and we examine the various challenges in developing standardized protocols for achieving efficient and reproducible tenogenesis. Finally, we discuss and predict future directions for tendon regeneration. Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2018.

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