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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: Methodology article

    Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injuries of horses usually follow cumulative matrix microdamage; it is not known why the reparative abilities of tendon fibroblasts are overwhelmed or subverted. Releva...

    Authors: Tina Rich, Livia B Henderson, David L Becker, Hannah Cornell and Janet C Patterson-Kane

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:180

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    To evaluate the efficiency of platelet-rich plasma preparations by means of a double centrifugation tube method to obtain platelet-rich canine plasma at a concentration at least 4 times higher than the baselin...

    Authors: Anna Perazzi, Roberto Busetto, Tiziana Martinello, Michele Drigo, Daniela Pasotto, Francesco Cian, Marco Patruno and Ilaria Iacopetti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:146

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent progenitor cells localized in the stromal compartment of the bone marrow (BM). The potential of MSC for mesenchymal differentiation has been well documented in diff...

    Authors: Yennifer Cortes, Margarita Ojeda, Diego Araya, Fernando Dueñas, María S Fernández and Oscar A Peralta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:133

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Elucidating the histological characteristics of normal vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is important for understanding mechanisms of development, disease etiology and the remodeling and/or regeneration pro...

    Authors: Noriko Isayama, Goki Matsumura and Kenji Yamazaki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:54

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