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Recent Advances in Extracellular Matrix for Engineering Stem Cell Responses

[ Vol. 26 , Issue. 34 ]


Shuaimeng Guan, Kun Zhang* and Jingan Li*   Pages 6321 - 6338 ( 18 )


Stem cell transplantation is an advanced medical technology, which brings hope for the treatment of some difficult diseases in the clinic. Attributed to its self-renewal and differential ability, stem cell research has been pushed to the forefront of regenerative medicine and has become a hot topic in tissue engineering. The surrounding extracellular matrix has physical functions and important biological significance in regulating the life activities of cells, which may play crucial roles for in situ inducing specific differentiation of stem cells. In this review, we discuss the stem cells and their engineering application, and highlight the control of the fate of stem cells, we offer our perspectives on the various challenges and opportunities facing the use of the components of extracellular matrix for stem cell attachment, growth, proliferation, migration and differentiation.


Extracellular matrix, stem cell, interaction, proliferation, differentiation, engineering.


School of Life Science, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000, School of Life Science, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000

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