Trauma and Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Therapeutic Implications
AbstractTrauma may cause irreversible tissue damage and loss of function despite current best practice. Healing is dependent both on the nature of the injury and the intrinsic biological capacity of those tissues for healing. Preclinical research has highlighted stem cell therapy as a potential avenue for improving outcomes for injuries with poor healing capacity. Additionally, trauma activates the immune system and alters stem cell behaviour. This paper reviews the current literature on stem cells and its relevance to trauma care. Emphasis is placed on understanding how stem cells respond to trauma and pertinent mechanisms that can be utilised to promote tissue healing. Research involving notable difficulties in trauma care such as fracture non-union, cartilage damage and trauma induced inflammation is discussed further. View Full-Text
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Thurairajah, K.; Broadhead, M.L.; Balogh, Z.J. Trauma and Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Therapeutic Implications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 577.
Thurairajah K, Broadhead ML, Balogh ZJ. Trauma and Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Therapeutic Implications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(3):577.Chicago/Turabian Style
Thurairajah, Kabilan; Broadhead, Matthew L.; Balogh, Zsolt J. 2017. "Trauma and Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Therapeutic Implications." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 3: 577.
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