Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Human Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells Used For Cartilage Regeneration

Mesenchymals stem cells, or MSC’s, are known to have the potential for articular cartilage regeneration and are even suggested for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Here we look into a study that was done to investigate whether intra-articular injection of xenogeneic human adipose-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells (haMPC’s) promote articular cartilage repair in rabbit OA model and engrafted into rabbit articular cartilage.

OA was induced surgically by anterior cruciate ligament transection and medical menisectomy of the knee joints. Meanwhile, the haMPC’s were cultured in vitro—phenotypes and differentiation characteristics of cells were then evaluated.

Six weeks after the surgery, hyluric acid (HA) or haMPC’s were injected into the knee joints with the contralateral knee servicing as normal control. All of the rabbits were sacrificed at the sixteenth week after surgery.

Using macroscopic examination, hematoxylin/eoisin and Safrin-O/Fast green staining and immunohistochemistry, assessments were performed. This data revealed that haMPC treatment promoted cartilage repairs. It was also found that signals of human mitochondrial can be directly detected in cartilage treated with haMPC’s.

These results suggest that intra-articular injection of haMPC’s promotes regeneration of articular cartilage in the rabbit OA model, which supports the notion that MPC’s are transplantable between HLA-incompatible individuals. These findings show that the future of regenerative medicine is extremely promising.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Living with chronic pain in your joints can make each day a struggle. Whether the pain is from a degenerative disease, aging or an injury, your body may feel like it can never be the same again. Stem cell therapy could be the best option for you when it comes to pain in your knees, back, shoulders or elbows.

There are plenty of benefits when it comes to stem cell therapy. One major benefit is that it eases chronic pain, which then improves the patient’s quality of life. The procedure heals and repairs injured or damaged tissue, relieving pain and improving performance.

Living with immense pain is not physically or mentally healthy, and the effectiveness of this procedure could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Another benefit of stem cell therapy is that the procedure is so quick and simple. The patient is awake the entire time, it is noninvasive and is done in sessions of 15 minutes. Stem cell therapy is a very safe procedure and has very minimal side effects. Patients are normally able to get back to their everyday lives right away, as there is no recovery time.

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