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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(3), 3847-3886; doi:10.3390/ijms13033847

Functionalized Nanostructures with Application in Regenerative Medicine

Department of Health Sciences, University of Jaén, Jaén E-23071, Spain
Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada E-18014, Spain
Biosciences Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Biopathology and Regenerative Medicine Institute (IBIMER), Biomedical Research Centre, University of Granada, Granada E-18100, Spain
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada E-18012, Spain
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Received: 29 January 2012 / Revised: 3 March 2012 / Accepted: 6 March 2012 / Published: 22 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue From Molecules to Nanomaterials)
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In the last decade, both regenerative medicine and nanotechnology have been broadly developed leading important advances in biomedical research as well as in clinical practice. The manipulation on the molecular level and the use of several functionalized nanoscaled materials has application in various fields of regenerative medicine including tissue engineering, cell therapy, diagnosis and drug and gene delivery. The themes covered in this review include nanoparticle systems for tracking transplanted stem cells, self-assembling peptides, nanoparticles for gene delivery into stem cells and biomimetic scaffolds useful for 2D and 3D tissue cell cultures, transplantation and clinical application. View Full-Text
Keywords: regenerative medicine; nanomaterials; scaffolds; cell therapy; stem cells; bone; cartilage; cell encapsulation; cell tracking; gene and drug delivery regenerative medicine; nanomaterials; scaffolds; cell therapy; stem cells; bone; cartilage; cell encapsulation; cell tracking; gene and drug delivery

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Perán, M.; García, M.A.; López-Ruiz, E.; Bustamante, M.; Jiménez, G.; Madeddu, R.; Marchal, J.A. Functionalized Nanostructures with Application in Regenerative Medicine. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 3847-3886.

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