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Stem cell knee

Elizabeth M Meier, Bin Wu, Aamir Siddiqui, Donna G Tepper, Michael T Longaker, Mai T Lam
: Efforts have been made to engineer knee meniscus tissue for injury repair, yet most attempts have been unsuccessful. Creating a cell source that resembles the complex, heterogeneous phenotype of the meniscus cell remains difficult. Stem cell differentiation has been investigated, mainly using bone marrow mesenchymal cells and biochemical means for differentiation, resulting in no solution. Mechanical stimulation has been investigated to an extent with no conclusion. Here, we explore the potential for and effectiveness of mechanical stimulation to induce the meniscal phenotype in adipose-derived stromal cells...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Stefania Pagani, Veronica Borsari, Francesca Veronesi, Andrea Ferrari, Simona Cepollaro, Paola Torricelli, Giuseppe Filardo, Milena Fini
OBJECTIVES: Primarily, to compare the behavior of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from bone marrow (hBMSCs) and adipose tissue (hADSCs) in an osteoarthritic (OA) microenvironment; secondly, to investigate the reaction of these cell types in two alternative in vitro culture systems, obtained by using TNFα and/or IL1β as inflammation mediators, or by using synovial fluid harvested by OA patients (OSF) to simulate the complex inflamed knee microenvironment. METHODS: 3D micromass cultures of hBMSCs or hADSCs were grown in chondrogenic medium (CTR), in the presence of TNFα and/or IL1β, or synovial fluid from OA patients...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Graeme P Whyte, Alberto Gobbi, Boguslaw Sadlik
Cartilage lesions of the knee are a frequent finding; however, treatment options that are capable of restoring hyaline-like tissue are not routinely used. Cell-based technology such as autologous chondrocyte implantation may in some cases provide durable cartilage repair, but availability of this procedure is often restricted due to cost constraints. There have been promising outcomes reported with the use of scaffolds seeded with activated bone marrow aspirate concentrate in cases of chondral injury. There are clear advantages to cell-based cartilage repair techniques that are performed as a single-stage procedure, particularly when the repair technology can be used in a minimally invasive manner...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
L C Hermeto, R DeRossi, R J Oliveira, J R Pesarini, A C M B Antoniolli-Silva, P H A Jardim, A E Santana, E Deffune, J C Rinaldi, L A Justulin
The current study aims to evaluate the macroscopic and histological effects of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and platelet-rich plasma on knee articular cartilage regeneration in an experimental model of osteoarthritis. Twenty-four rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: control group, platelet-rich plasma group, autologous MSC undifferentiated group, and autologous MSC differentiated into chondrocyte group. Collagenase solution was used to induce osteoarthritis, and treatments were applied to each group at 6 weeks following osteoarthritis induction...
September 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Berardo Di Matteo, Markus Loibl, Luca Andriolo, Giuseppe Filardo, Johannes Zellner, Matthias Koch, Peter Angele
AIM: To systematically review the currently available literature concerning the application of biologic agents such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells to promote anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) healing. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed on the use of biologic agents (i.e., PRP or stem cells) to favor ACL healing during reconstruction or repair. The following inclusion criteria for relevant articles were used: Clinical reports of any level of evidence, written in English language, on the use of PRP or stem cells during ACL reconstruction/repair...
September 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
Michiel W Pot, Veronica K Gonzales, Pieter Buma, Joanna IntHout, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Rob B M de Vries, Willeke F Daamen
Microfracture surgery may be applied to treat cartilage defects. During the procedure the subchondral bone is penetrated, allowing bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to migrate towards the defect site and form new cartilage tissue. Microfracture surgery generally results in the formation of mechanically inferior fibrocartilage. As a result, this technique offers only temporary clinical improvement. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine may improve the outcome of microfracture surgery. Filling the subchondral defect with a biomaterial may provide a template for the formation of new hyaline cartilage tissue...
2016: PeerJ
Yong-Beom Park, Chul-Won Ha, Choong-Hee Lee, Young Cheol Yoon, Yong-Geun Park
: : Few methods are available to regenerate articular cartilage defects in patients with osteoarthritis. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of articular cartilage regeneration by a novel medicinal product composed of allogeneic human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs). Patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade 3 osteoarthritis and International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) grade 4 cartilage defects were enrolled in this clinical trial. The stem cell-based medicinal product (a composite of culture-expanded allogeneic hUCB-MSCs and hyaluronic acid hydrogel [Cartistem]) was applied to the lesion site...
September 9, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Andrea Fabio Manunta, Pietro Zedde, Susanna Pilicchi, Stefano Rocca, Roy R Pool, Maria Dattena, Gerolamo Masala, Laura Mara, Sara Casu, Daniela Sanna, Maria Lucia Manunta, Eraldo Sanna Passino
PURPOSE: the aim of this study was to determine whether local delivery of embryonic stem-like (ESL) cells into osteochondral defects in the femoral condyles of sheep would enhance regeneration of hyaline articular cartilage. METHODS: male ESL cells embedded in fibrin glue were engrafted into osteochondral defects in the medial condyles (ESL-M) of the left femur in 22 ewes. An identical defect was created in the medial condyle of the contralateral stifle joint and left untreated as a control (empty defect, ED)...
April 2016: Joints
Jaewoo Pak, Jung Hun Lee, Kwang Seung Park, Byeong Chul Jeong, Sang Hee Lee
This clinical case series demonstrates that percutaneous injections of autologous adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and homogenized extracellular matrix (ECM) in the form of adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF), along with hyaluronic acid (HA) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) activated by calcium chloride, could regenerate cartilage-like tissue in human knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. Autologous lipoaspirates were obtained from adipose tissue of the abdominal origin. Afterward, the lipoaspirates were minced to homogenize the ECM...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
Davood Mehrabani, Fereidoon Mojtahed Jaberi, Maryam Zakerinia, Mohammad Javad Hadianfard, Reza Jalli, Nader Tanideh, Shahrokh Zare
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent chronic disease impacting on quality of life and has societal and economical burden increasing with age. Yet, no confirmed pharmacological, biological or surgical therapy could prevent the progressive destruction of OA joint. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with immunosuppressive activities emerged a potential therapy. We describe a magnetic resonance images (MRI) approved 47 years old nomad female suffering from a severe right knee OA. After intra-articular injection of 36×10(6) passage 2 of bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs), the patient's functional status of the knee, the number of stairs she could climb, the pain on visual analog scale (VAS) and walking distance improved after two months post-transplantation...
May 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Phu Dinh Nguyen, Tung Dang-Xuan Tran, Huynh Ton-Ngoc Nguyen, Hieu Trung Vu, Phuong Thi-Bich Le, Nhan Lu-Chinh Phan, Ngoc Bich Vu, Ngoc Kim Phan, Phuc Van Pham
: : Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative cartilage disease that is characterized by a local inflammatory reaction. Consequently, many studies have been performed to identify suitable prevention and treatment interventions. In recent years, both arthroscopic microfracture (AM) and stem cell therapy have been used clinically to treat OA. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical effects of AM in the presence and absence of a stromal vascular fraction (SVF) injection in the management of patients with OA...
August 29, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
José M Lamo-Espinosa, Gonzalo Mora, Juan F Blanco, Froilán Granero-Moltó, Jorge M Nuñez-Córdoba, Carmen Sánchez-Echenique, José M Bondía, Jesús Dámaso Aquerreta, Enrique J Andreu, Enrique Ornilla, Eva M Villarón, Andrés Valentí-Azcárate, Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, María Consuelo Del Cañizo, Juan Ramón Valentí-Nin, Felipe Prósper
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells are a promising option to treat knee osteoarthritis. Their safety and usefulness must be confirmed and the optimal dose established. We tested increasing doses of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) in combination with hyaluronic acid in a randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS: A phase I/II multicenter randomized clinical trial with active control was conducted. Thirty patients diagnosed with knee OA were randomly assigned to intraarticularly administered hyaluronic acid alone (control), or together with 10 × 10(6) or 100 × 10(6) cultured autologous BM-MSCs, and followed up for 12 months...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Emily T Camilleri, Michael P Gustafson, Amel Dudakovic, Scott M Riester, Catalina Galeano Garces, Christopher R Paradise, Hideki Takai, Marcel Karperien, Simon Cool, Hee-Jeong Im Sampen, A Noelle Larson, Wenchun Qu, Jay Smith, Allan B Dietz, Andre J van Wijnen
BACKGROUND: Clinical translation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) necessitates basic characterization of the cell product since variability in biological source and processing of MSCs may impact therapeutic outcomes. Although expression of classical cell surface markers (e.g., CD90, CD73, CD105, and CD44) is used to define MSCs, identification of functionally relevant cell surface markers would provide more robust release criteria and options for quality control. In addition, cell surface expression may distinguish between MSCs from different sources, including bone marrow-derived MSCs and clinical-grade adipose-derived MSCs (AMSCs) grown in human platelet lysate (hPL)...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Tommy S de Windt, Lucienne A Vonk, Ineke C M Slaper-Cortenbach, Marcel P H van den Broek, Razmara Nizak, Mattie H P van Rijen, Roel A de Weger, Wouter J A Dhert, Daniel B F Saris
Traditionally, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from adult bone marrow were described as being capable of differentiating to various lineages including cartilage. Despite increasing interest in these MSCs, concerns regarding their safety, in vivo behavior and clinical effectiveness have restrained their clinical application. We hypothesized that MSCs have trophic effects that stimulate recycled chondrons (chondrocytes with their native pericellular matrix) to regenerate cartilage. Searching for a proof of principle, this phase I (first-in-man) clinical trial applied allogeneic MSCs mixed with either 10% or 20% recycled autologous cartilage-derived cells (chondrons) for treatment of cartilage defects in the knee in symptomatic cartilage defect patients...
August 10, 2016: Stem Cells
Alberto Gobbi, Graeme P Whyte
BACKGROUND: Articular cartilage injury is frequently encountered, yet treatment options capable of providing durable cartilage repair are limited. PURPOSE: To investigate the medium-term clinical outcomes of cartilage repair using a 1-stage technique of a hyaluronic acid-based scaffold with activated bone marrow aspirate concentrate (HA-BMAC) and compare results with those of microfracture. A secondary aim of this study was to identify specific patient demographic factors and cartilage lesion characteristics that are associated with superior outcomes...
July 29, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Mikel Sánchez, Diego Delgado, Pello Sánchez, Emma Muiños-López, Bruno Paiva, Froilán Granero-Moltó, Felipe Prósper, Orlando Pompei, Juan Carlos Pérez, Juan Azofra, Sabino Padilla, Nicolás Fiz
The aim of this study was to assess a novel approach to treating severe knee osteoarthritis by targeting synovial membrane, superficial articular cartilage, synovial fluid, and subchondral bone by combining intra-articular injections and intraosseous infiltrations of platelet rich plasma. We explored a new strategy consisting of intraosseous infiltrations of platelet rich plasma into the subchondral bone in combination with the conventional intra-articular injection in order to tackle several knee joint tissues simultaneously...
2016: BioMed Research International
Yuankun Dai, Zhenzhen Gao, Lie Ma, Dongan Wang, Changyou Gao
A bioactive scaffold with desired microstructure is of great importance to induce infiltration of somatic and stem cells, and thereby to achieve the in situ inductive tissue regeneration. In this study, a scaffold with oriented pores in the radial direction is prepared by using methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HA-MA) via controlled directional cooling of a HA-MA solution, and followed with photo-crosslinking to stabilize the structure. Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) is further infiltrated to enhance the mechanical strength, resulting in a compressive modulus of 120 kPa...
July 26, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
Pierre De Marini, Annegret Laplace, Julien Matuszak, Luc-Matthieu Fornecker, Izzie Jacques Namer
A 21-year-old man, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipient, was referred to our nuclear medicine department for a suspicion of knee osteonecrosis. Bone scan with Tc-HMDP did not show abnormal bone uptake but an intense spleen accumulation. F-FDG PET/CT performed on the same day showed no pathological spleen uptake. The patient had secondary hemochromatosis resulting from frequent transfusions in the setting of a chronic graft versus host disease with hemolysis and thrombocytopenia. The last RBC and platelet transfusions were performed 9 and 2 days before the examination, respectively...
October 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Ana Sergijenko, Anke J Roelofs, Anna H K Riemen, Cosimo De Bari
BACKGROUND: Joint surface injury, a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, triggers synovial hyperplasia, which involves proliferation of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs). Whether these proliferative MSCs are resident synovial cells or move into the tissue from elsewhere is not known. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of bone marrow-derived cells to synovial hyperplasia following joint surface injury. METHODS: Lethally irradiated mice were transplanted with green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labelled bone marrow, and MSC chimerism was determined by the colony-forming unit fibroblast (CFU-F) assay and phenotypic analysis...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Mona Schmidt, Sandra Breyer, Ulrike Löbel, Sinef Yarar, Ralf Stücker, Kurt Ullrich, Ingo Müller, Nicole Muschol
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice for young Hurler patients. Despite halting of neurocognitive decline and improvement of life expectancy, the beneficial effect on the skeletal system is limited. As orthopedic complications are one of the most disabling factors following HSCT, this points to the need for new treatment strategies. The study summarizes musculoskeletal manifestations in 19 transplanted Hurler patients. METHODS: Data were obtained retrospectively...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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