Engineering injured spinal cord with bone marrow-derived stem cells and hydrogel-based matrices: A glance at the state of the art

Giuseppe Perale, F. Bianco, C. Giordano, M. Matteoli, M. Masi, A. Cigada

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Abstract

Concerning the broad topic of neural tissue engineering, we present a review relating to the state of the art in spinal cord injury repair strategies. Particular attention is given to spinal cord damage causes and effects, in neural and mesenchymal stem cell therapeutic approaches, in the use of hydrogels as cell carriers and in the mathematical modeling of involved phenomena. High importance is given to multidisciplinary strategies applied to spinal cord repair, since new research frontiers are believed to be now on 3D gel/cells and neuroprotective agent constructs for neural reconstruction purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Bone marrow derived stem cells
  • Hydrogel
  • Spinal cord
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials

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