Circulating osteogenic precursor cells: Building bone from blood
AuthorFeehan, J; Nurgali, K; Apostolopoulos, V; Al Saedi, A; Duque, G
University of Melbourne Author/sDuque, Gustavo; Apostolopoulos, Vasso; Nurgali, Kulmira; Feehan, Jack; Al Saedi, Ahmed
AffiliationMedicine, Western Health
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsFeehan, J., Nurgali, K., Apostolopoulos, V., Al Saedi, A. & Duque, G. (2019). Circulating osteogenic precursor cells: Building bone from blood. EBIOMEDICINE, 39, pp.603-611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.11.051.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access at PMChttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354620
Circulating osteogenic precursor (COP) cells constitute a recently discovered population of circulating progenitor cells with the capacity to form not only bone but other mesenchymal tissues. There is a small, but growing body of literature exploring these cells, but with a great deal of disagreement and contradiction within it. This review explores the origins and biological characterization of these cells, including the identification strategies used to isolate these cells from the peripheral blood. It also examines the available knowledge on the in vitro and in vivo behaviour of these cells, in the areas of plastic adherence, differentiation capacity, proliferation, and cellular homing. We also review the implications for future use of COP cells in clinical practice, particularly in the area of regenerative medicine and the treatment and assessment of musculoskeletal disease.
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