The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
 
 
№ 6 / 2017 / 22-27

PROGENITOR CELLS OF ARTICULAR CARTILAGE

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Abstract

Articular cartilage contains a population of stem/progenitor cells (progenitor cells) that support tissue homeostasis like many adult human and animal tissues. These cells can respond to injuries and promote the healing of articular cartilage. Investigation of the origin and functions of these cells contributes to the development of cellular treatment methods aimed at eliminating focal defects in healthy cartilage, delaying the onset of degenerative diseases and reducing the need for joint replacement operations. This article provides information on the progenitor cells in the articular cartilage according to the materials of foreign literature.

Key words

progenitor cells, articular cartilage
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About Authors (Correspondence):

Rusova T.V. – candidate of biological sciences, senior researcher of the laboratory-experimental department, e-mail: TRusova@niito.ru

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Received: 09/01/2018