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Cell biology and stem cell research

Section edited by Prof. Louis Penning

This section deals with exploratory and basic science research in both cellular and regenerative medicine research that has a focus on improving the understanding of animal health/disease. Examples of topics that are of interest to this section include cellular and molecular biology, stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, development of novel regenerative therapies and methodologies for their clinical application. The translation of research from the bench to the patient, and from the veterinary field to the human field is all of keen interest to this specialty section.

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  1. Content type: Review

    Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent cells, with capacity for self-renewal and differentiation into tissues of mesodermal origin. These cells are possible therapeutic agents for autoimmune disorders, since t...

    Authors: Inês Esteves Dias, Pedro Olivério Pinto, Luís Carlos Barros, Carlos Antunes Viegas, Isabel Ribeiro Dias and Pedro Pires Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:358

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the differences among adult and foetal equine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and no data exist about their comparative ultrastructural morphology. The aim of this study was to describe an...

    Authors: B. Merlo, G. Teti, A. Lanci, J. Burk, E. Mazzotti, M. Falconi and E. Iacono

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:277

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Reported efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in regenerative medicine is contradictory. We validated the effects of PRP on proliferation of canine bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (...

    Authors: Sony Pandey, Dawn U. Hickey, Marti Drum, Darryl L. Millis and Maria Cekanova

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:269

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  4. Content type: Research article

    MSCs secretome is under investigation as an alternative to whole-cell-based therapies, since it is enriched of bioactive molecules: growth factors, cytokines and chemokines. Taking into account the translation...

    Authors: Chiara Bernardini, Martina Bertocchi, Augusta Zannoni, Roberta Salaroli, Irvin Tubon, Giovanni Dothel, Mercedes Fernandez, Maria Laura Bacci, Laura Calzà and Monica Forni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:123

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Dairy cows with metabolic disorder in peripartal period display high inflammatory levels. Adipose tissue is a major endocrine organ, which is closely related to systemic inflammation. Retinoic acid (RA), an ac...

    Authors: Qiushi Xu, Hongdou Jia, Li Ma, Guowen Liu, Chuang Xu, Ying Li, Xinwei Li and Xiaobing Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:48

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal stem cells are used for different therapeutic approaches, e.g. for osteoarthritis, lesions of the tendon as well as for bone defects. Current research on the mechanism of stem cells on the repair o...

    Authors: Michele Christian Klymiuk, Natalie Balz, Mohamed I. Elashry, Manuela Heimann, Sabine Wenisch and Stefan Arnhold

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:42

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Laminitis is often associated with endocrinopathies that cause hyperinsulinemia and is also induced experimentally by hyperinsulinemia, suggesting that insulin initiates laminitis pathogenesis. Hyperinsulinemi...

    Authors: Lynne Cassimeris, Julie B. Engiles and Hannah Galantino-Homer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:24

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an intractable autoimmune disease, relatively common in cats, with chronic vomiting and diarrhea. Previous studies have reported that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) alleviate...

    Authors: Ju-Hyun AN, Woo-Jin SONG, Qiang LI, Sang-Min KIM, Ji-In YANG, Min-Ok RYU, A Ryung NAM, Dong Ha BHANG, Yun-Chan JUNG and Hwa-Young YOUN

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:354

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In the field of diabetes research, many studies on cell therapy have been conducted using mesenchymal stem cells. This research was intended to shed light on the influence of canine adipose-tissue-derived mese...

    Authors: Hyeon-Jin Kim, Qiang Li, Woo-Jin Song, Hye-Mi Yang, Su-Yeon Kim, Sang-Chul Park, Jin-Ok Ahn and Hwa-Young Youn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:351

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The porcine brain is gyrencephalic with similar gray and white matter composition and size more comparable to the human rather than the rodent brain; however, there is lack of information about neural progenit...

    Authors: Eunhye Kim, Seon-Ung Hwang, Junchul David Yoon, Hyunggee Kim, Gabsang Lee and Sang-Hwan Hyun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:331

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neovascularization and vascular repair in vivo and are attractive for clinical use in ischemic disease. Tracking of stem and progenitor cells is essential to d...

    Authors: Randolph L. Winter, Wen J. Seeto, Yuan Tian, Fred J. Caldwell, Elizabeth A. Lipke and Anne A. Wooldridge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:247

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed at assessing the effectiveness and safety of repeated administrations of allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) primed with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interfero...

    Authors: Laura Barrachina, Ana Rosa Remacha, Antonio Romero, Arantza Vitoria, Jorge Albareda, Marta Prades, Mercedes Roca, Pilar Zaragoza, Francisco José Vázquez and Clementina Rodellar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:241

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Articular cartilage lacks a regenerative response. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are a source of pluripotent cells for cartilage regeneration. Their use, however, is associated with a risk of teratoma developmen...

    Authors: Susanna Pilichi, Stefano Rocca, Maria Dattena, Roy Ransom Pool, Laura Mara, Daniela Sanna, Gerolamo Masala, Maria Lucia Manunta, Simone Dore, Andrea Manunta and Eraldo Sanna Passino

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:213

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  14. Content type: Methodology article

    Canine neutrophils release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in response to lipopolysaccharide but NETs from clinical septic dogs had not been identified. The primary aim is to describe the methodology of ...

    Authors: Ronald H. L. Li, Lynelle R. Johnson, Casey Kohen and Fern Tablin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:210

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Skin wound healing includes a system of biological processes, collectively restoring the integrity of the skin after injury. Healing by second intention refers to repair of large and deep wounds where the tiss...

    Authors: T. Martinello, C. Gomiero, A. Perazzi, I. Iacopetti, F. Gemignani, G. M. DeBenedictis, S. Ferro, M. Zuin, E. Martines, P. Brun, L. Maccatrozzo, K. Chiers, J. H. Spaas and M. Patruno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:202

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Exosomes are defined as extracellular membrane vesicles, 30–150 nm in diameter, derived from all types of cells. They originate via endocytosis and then they are released through exocytosis to the extracellula...

    Authors: Matias Aguilera-Rojas, Brit Badewien-Rentzsch, Johanna Plendl, Barbara Kohn and Ralf Einspanier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:179

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Sodium pentosan polysulfate (NaPPS) was testified as a chondroprotective drug in with a detailed rationale of the disease-modifying activity. This study was undertaken to determine whether anti-osteoarthritis ...

    Authors: H. M. Suranji Wijekoon, Eugene C. Bwalya, Jing Fang, Sangho Kim, Kenji Hosoya and Masahiro Okumura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:152

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  18. Content type: Research article

    During the storage of packed red blood cells (pRBC), packed cell volume (PCV), bacterial contamination and percentage of haemolysis [percentage of free haemoglobin (HGB) in relation to the total HGB] are impor...

    Authors: C. Blasi Brugué, Rui R. F. Ferreira, I. Mesa Sanchez, Rita M. C. Graça, Inês M. Cardoso, Augusto J. F. de Matos and Rafael Ruiz de Gopegui

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:141

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Feline eosinophilic keratitis (FEK) is a chronic keratopathy caused by a suspected immune mediated response to an unknown antigenic stimulus. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and therape...

    Authors: Antonio J. Villatoro, Silvia Claros, Viviana Fernández, Cristina Alcoholado, Fernando Fariñas, Antonio Moreno, José Becerra and José A. Andrades

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:116

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal stem cells derived from the synovial membrane (MSCSM) have a greater potential for joint regeneration, besides the capacity for chondrogenic differentiation, since they are a source closer to the c...

    Authors: Vitor Hugo Santos, João Pedro Hübbe Pfeifer, Jaqueline Brandão de Souza, Betsabéia Heloisa Gentilha Milani, Rogério Antonio de Oliveira, Marjorie Golim Assis, Elenice Deffune, Andrei Moroz and Ana Liz Garcia Alves

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:114

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:259

  21. Content type: Methodology article

    Stem cell-based therapies are an attractive option to promote regeneration and repair defective tissues and organs. Thanks to their multipotency, high proliferation rate and the lack of major ethical limitatio...

    Authors: Antoine D. Veron, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, François Feron, Elisa Codecasa, Arnaud Deveze, Dany Royer, Paul Watelet, Pietro Asproni, Kevin Sadelli, Camille Chabaud, Jean-claude Stamegna, Joël Fagot, Michel Khrestchatisky, Alessandro Cozzi, François S. Roman, Patrick Pageat…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:17

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Canine diabetes is a strikingly prevalent and growing disease, and yet the standard treatment of a twice-daily insulin injection is both cumbersome to pet owners and only moderately effective. Islet transplant...

    Authors: Stephen Harrington, S. Janette Williams, Vern Otte, Sally Barchman, Cheryl Jones, Karthik Ramachandran and Lisa Stehno-Bittel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:264

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are a promising therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. Currently the subcutaneous adipose tissue is the leading source of MSCs in dogs. MSCs derived from distinct fat depots hav...

    Authors: Francisca Bahamondes, Estefania Flores, Gino Cattaneo, Flavia Bruna and Paulette Conget

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:166

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The increasing interest in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) based therapies is as yet accompanied by inconsistent information regarding nearly all aspects of handling and application. Among these storage stability o...

    Authors: Gregor Hauschild, Florian Geburek, Georg Gosheger, Maria Eveslage, Daniela Serrano, Arne Streitbürger, Sara Johannlükens, Dirk Menzel and Reinhard Mischke

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:7

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Dendritic cells are professional antigen-presenting cells that play an essential role in the initiation and modulation of T cell responses. They have been studied widely for their potential clinical applicatio...

    Authors: Anja Ziegler, Helen Everett, Eman Hamza, Mattia Garbani, Vinzenz Gerber, Eliane Marti and Falko Steinbach

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:254

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Large bone defects in canines usually require assistance to achieve healing. Implantation of osteoinductive factors can promote bone healing, while transplantation of osteoprogenitor cells can enhance bone reg...

    Authors: Takamasa Itoi, Yasuji Harada, Hiroyuki Irie, Michiko Sakamoto, Katsutoshi Tamura, Takuya Yogo, Satoshi Soeta, Hajime Amasaki, Yasushi Hara and Masahiro Tagawa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:201

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  27. Content type: Methodology article

    In addition to their value as livestock, pigs are susceptible to classical swine fever virus (CSFV) and can serve as reservoirs for CSFV, allowing it to develop into an epizootic. CSFV, a pestivirus of the Fla...

    Authors: Yicheng Zhao, Tiedong Wang, Li Yao, Bo Liu, Chunbo Teng and Hongsheng Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:169

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Lactose, as the primary osmotic component in milk, is the major determinant of milk volume. Glucose is the primary precursor of lactose. However, the effect of glucose on lactose synthesis in dairy cow mammary...

    Authors: Ye Lin, Xiaoxu Sun, Xiaoming Hou, Bo Qu, Xuejun Gao and Qingzhang Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:81

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Recently, equine multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have received significant attention as therapy for various conditions due to their proposed regenerative and immune-modulating capacity. MSC are com...

    Authors: Lynn B. Williams, Keith A. Russell, Judith B. Koenig and Thomas G. Koch

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:45

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Intra-articular injection of corticosteroids is used to treat the inflammatory pain of arthritis and osteoarthritis (OA), but our previous study found a deleterious effect of these steroids on chondrocyte cell...

    Authors: Puntita Siengdee, Tiwaporn Radeerom, Similan Kuanoon, Thippaporn Euppayo, Waranee Pradit, Siriwadee Chomdej, Siriwan Ongchai and Korakot Nganvongpanit

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:298

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Isolation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in equines, has been reported for different tissues including bone marrow, adipose, umbilical cord, peripheral blood, and yolk sac. In regard to the MSCs derived from...

    Authors: Aline Ambrogi Franco Prado, Phelipe Oliveira Favaron, Luis Claudio Lopes Correia da Silva, Raquel Yvonne Arantes Baccarin, Maria Angelica Miglino and Durvanei Augusto Maria

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:281

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the ionic product (IP) of BG60S on osteoblastic activity. The following media groups were created: DMEM, which is formed by osteoblasts in basal me...

    Authors: Endrigo G L Alves, Rogéria Serakides, Isabel R. Rosado, Marivalda M. Pereira, Natália M. Ocarino, Humberto P. Oliveira, Alfredo M. Góes and Cleuza M F Rezende

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:247

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  33. Content type: Research article

    To explore the morphological evidence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) participating in intestinal mucosal immunity, 8 healthy adult Bactrian camels used. First, IgG was successfully isolated from their serum and rab...

    Authors: Wang-Dong Zhang, Wen-Hui Wang and Shuai Jia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:222

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Endometrial adenocarcinomas are a rare type of tumour in cats. Though different morphologies have been reported, the most frequent histological type of feline endometrial adenocarcinoma (FEA) is the papillary ...

    Authors: Ana Laura Saraiva, Rita Payan-Carreira, Fátima Gärtner, Marta R. Fortuna da Cunha, Alexandra Rêma, Fátima Faria, Lígia M. Lourenço and Maria dos Anjos Pires

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:204

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The liver has a large regenerative capacity. Hepatocytes can replicate and regenerate a diseased liver. However, as is the case in severe liver diseases, this replication may become insufficient or exhausted a...

    Authors: Baukje A Schotanus, Hedwig S Kruitwagen, Ted SGAM van den Ingh, Monique E van Wolferen, Jan Rothuizen, Louis C Penning and Bart Spee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:309

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Articular cartilage has poor intrinsic capacity for regeneration because of its avascularity and very slow cellular turnover. Defects deriving from trauma or joint disease tend to be repaired with fibrocartila...

    Authors: Susanna Pilichi, Stefano Rocca, Roy R Pool, Maria Dattena, Gerolamo Masala, Laura Mara, Daniela Sanna, Sara Casu, Maria L Manunta, Andrea Manunta and Eraldo Sanna Passino

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:301

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to compare the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells extracted from the bone marrow (BM-MSCs) and adipose tissue (AD-MSCs) of young dogs. The following parameters were...

    Authors: Endrigo GL Alves, Rogéria Serakides, Jankerle N Boeloni, Isabel R Rosado, Natália M Ocarino, Humberto P Oliveira, Alfredo M Góes and Cleuza MF Rezende

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:190

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Articular cartilage, because of its avascular nature, has little capacity for spontaneous healing, and tissue engineering approaches, employing different biomaterials and cells, are under development. Among th...

    Authors: Edivaldo AN Martins, Yara M Michelacci, Raquel YA Baccarin, Bruno Cogliati and Luis CLC Silva

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:197

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent progenitor cells characterized by their ability to both self-renew and differentiate into tissues of mesodermal origin. The plasticity or transdifferentiation poten...

    Authors: Fernando Dueñas, Víctor Becerra, Yennifer Cortes, Sonia Vidal, Leonardo Sáenz, Jaime Palomino, Mónica De los Reyes and Oscar A Peralta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:154

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Regenerative medicine using Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) alone or combined with Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) is a rapidly growing area of clinical research and is currently also being used to treat ost...

    Authors: Jose M Vilar, Miguel Batista, Manuel Morales, Angelo Santana, Belén Cuervo, Mónica Rubio, Ramón Cugat, Joaquín Sopena and Jose M Carrillo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:143

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  41. Content type: Methodology article

    Airway fibroblasts have become a critical addition to all facets of structural lung tissue changes such as in human asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but little is known about their role in the...

    Authors: Jana Franke, Vanessa Abs, Claudia Zizzadoro and Getu Abraham

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:119

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In vivo tissue regeneration depends on migration of stem cells into injured areas, their differentiation into specific cell types, and their interaction with other cells that are necessary to generate new tiss...

    Authors: Anastasia Gabrielyan, Sven Knaak, Michael Gelinsky, Stefan Arnhold and Angela Rösen-Wolff

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:56

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The repair of large bone defects is a major orthopedic challenge because autologous bone grafts are not available in large amounts and because harvesting is often associated with donor-site morbidity. Consider...

    Authors: Marco Bernardo C Fernandes, João Antônio Matheus Guimarães, Priscila Ladeira Casado, Amanda dos Santos Cavalcanti, Natalia N Gonçalves, Carlos E Ambrósio, Fernando Rodrigues, Ana Carolina F Pinto, Maria Angélica Miglino and Maria Eugênia L Duarte

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:36

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  44. Content type: Review

    Pain due to spontaneous intervertebral disc (IVD) disease is common in dogs. In chondrodystrophic (CD) dogs, IVD disease typically develops in the cervical or thoracolumbar spine at about 3–7 years of age, whe...

    Authors: Frances C Bach, Nicole Willems, Louis C Penning, Keita Ito, Björn P Meij and Marianna A Tryfonidou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:3

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Meniscal injury is a common cause of lameness in the dog. Tissue engineered bioscaffolds may be a treatment option for meniscal incompetency, and ideally would possess meniscus- like extracellular matrix (ECM)...

    Authors: Jennifer J Warnock, Lindsay Baker, George A Ballard and Jesse Ott

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:242

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Airways progenitors may be involved in embryogenesis and lung repair. The characterization of these important populations may enable development of new therapeutics to treat acute or chronic lung disease. In t...

    Authors: Fabienne Archer, Alain Abi-Rizk, Sophie Desloire, Christine Dolmazon, Barbara Gineys, François Guiguen, Vincent Cottin, Jean-François Mornex and Caroline Leroux

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:224

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