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Characterization of the cell secretomes from undifferentiated and chondro-induced stem cells
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-20)
Background: Articular cartilage is an essential part of the skeletal system. It provides a frictionless surface for smooth pain-free articulation and limits the load applied to subchondral bone during joint movement. Articular cartilage is an avascular and aneural tissue without lymphatic vessels. Due to this unique nature, articular cartilage has poor self-repair capacity. Therefore, minor cartilage ...