J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 7.

Stem cells and basic fibroblast growth factor failed to improve tendon healing: an in vivo study using lentiviral gene transfer in a rat model.

Kraus TM, Imhoff FB, Wexel G, Wolf A, Hirsch D, Lenz L, Stöckle U, Buchmann S, Tischer T, Imhoff AB, Milz S, Anton M, Vogt S

The aim of this controlled study was to investigate the influence of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and lentiviral (LV) expression of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on tendon remodeling in an in vivo rat model of an Achilles tendon defect.

PMID: 24806013 [PubMed - in process]