Journal article

3D Bioprinting and Differentiation of Primary Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cells

Catherine Ngan, Anita Quigley, Cathal O'Connell, Magdalena Kita, Justin Bourke, Gordon G Wallace, Peter Choong, Robert MI Kapsa, JM Crook (ed.)

3D BIOPRINTING | HUMANA PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Volumetric loss of skeletal muscle can occur through sports injuries, surgical ablation, trauma, motor or industrial accident, and war-related injury. Likewise, massive and ultimately catastrophic muscle cell loss occurs over time with progressive degenerative muscle diseases, such as the muscular dystrophies. Repair of volumetric loss of skeletal muscle requires replacement of large volumes of tissue to restore function. Repair of larger lesions cannot be achieved by injection of stem cells or muscle progenitor cells into the lesion in absence of a supportive scaffold that (1) provides trophic support for the cells and the recipient tissue environment, (2) appropriate differentiational cues..

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