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Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch
The Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch conducts basic and clinical research directed towards understanding the mechanisms regulating cartilage function and the basis of cartilage and orthopaedic diseases, and the development of functional cartilage tissue substitutes. The researchers in the Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch are using cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches to analyze cartilage development, growth, diseases and aging, as well as applying the emerging technology of mesenchymal stem cell-based tissue engineering for functional cartilage replacement. There are three interactive research sections within the Branch: Developmental Biology, Orthopaedics, and Tissue Engineering.
- Orthopedics Research Group — Leon Nesti, M.D.
Jackson WM, Lozito T, Djouad F, Kuhn NZ, Nesti LJ, Tuan RS. Differentiation and regeneration potential of mesenchymal progenitor cells derived from traumatized muscle tissue. J Cell Mol Med. 2010 Dec 3.See extended list of publications
Reviewed September 24, 2012