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Stem Cell-Based Strategies to Study, Prevent, and Treat Cartilage Injury and Osteoarthritis
<p> Articular cartilage is a smooth connective tissue that covers the ends of bones and protects joints from wear. Cartilage has a poor healing capacity, and the lack of treatment options motivates the development of tissue ...
Genetic Engineering of Excitable Cells for In Vitro Studies of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Cell Therapy
Disruption of coordinated impulse propagation in the heart as a result of fibrosis or myocardial infarction can create an asynchronous substrate with poor conduction and impaired contractility. This can ultimately lead to ...
Plasmonic Gold Nanostars: a Novel Theranostic Nanoplatform
The advancement in nanotechnology creates a new perspective on future medicine. With more and more understanding on controlling the functional behavior of the nanoplatform, scientists nowadays are aiming to improve the health ...
The Roles of Focal Adhesion Assembly in Membrane Localization of Ion Channels and Action Potential Shape
Action potential firing in various excitable cells (cardiomyocytes, neurons, smooth and skeletal muscle cells) is enabled by the presence of inwardly rectifying potassium channels, such as Kir2.1, which set the resting membrane ...