Characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly of human umbilical cord and for fabrication of non-scaffold tissue-engineered cartilage

Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering



Volume 117, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 229-235

ShuyunLiuKe DongHou‡ Mei Yuan, Jiang Peng, LiZ hang, Xiang Sui, Bin Zhao, Wenjing Xu, Aiyuan Wang, Shibi Lu, Quanyi Guo



Once cartilage is damaged, it has limited potential for self-repair. Autologous chondrocyte implantation is an effective treatment, but patients may suffer during cartilage harvesting and the donor-site morbidity may accelerate joint degeneration. Using autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived chondrocytes is another selection, while it also causes some injuring.