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eCM, published by AO Research Institute Davos

eCM publishes preclinical research in the musculoskeletal field (Trauma, Maxillofacial (including dental), Spine and Orthopaedics) and the cells & materials used in the replacement, repair or regeneration of these tissues.
eCM Five-year Impact Factor 5.7 - Yearly Impact Factor 2012 4.558

Endnote style has been updated: Please download the new style (2014) to ensure compliance! Submission Fee: Due to rising external costs of running the eCM journal, the eCM journal council has decided to install a one-time, non-refundable $100 submission fee to cover part of these costs. There will be no additional charges for accepted papers. This will be implemented in 2014.

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1) Osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells is regulated by osteocyte and osteoblast cells in a simplified bone niche E Birmingham, GL Niebur, PE McHugh, G Shaw, FP Barry, LM McNamara

2) Chondrogenic differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells from osteoarthritic chondrocytes in alginate matrix Y Wei, W Zeng, R Wan, J Wang, Q Zhou, S Qiu, SR Singh

3) Inflammatory and catabolic signalling in intervertebral discs: The roles of NF-kB and MAP Kinases K Wuertz, N Vo, D Kletsas, N Boos

4) Reactive oxygen species (ROS) – a family of fate deciding molecules pivotal in constructive inflammation and wound healing N Bryan, H Ahswin, N Smart, Y Bayon, S Wohlert, JA Hunt

5) Molecular and biophysical mechanisms regulating hypertrophic differentiation in chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells D Studer, C Millan, E Öztürk, K Maniura-Weber, M Zenobi-Wong

6) In search of an osteoblast cell model for in vitro research EM Czekanska, MJ Stoddart, RG Richards, JS Hayes

7) Hydrostatic pressure acts to stabilise a chondrogenic phenotype in porcine joint tissue derived stem cells T Vinardell, RA Rolfe, CT Buckley, EG Meyer, M Ahearne, P Murphy, DJ Kelly

8) High throughput generated micro-aggregates of chondrocytes stimulate cartilage formation in vitro and in vivo LS Moreira Teixeira, JCH Leijten, J Sobral, R Jin, AA van Apeldoorn, J Feijen, C van Blitterswijk, PJ Dijkstra, M Karperien

9) Injectable skeletal muscle matrix hydrogel promotes neovascularization and muscle cell infiltration in a hindlimb ischemia model JA DeQuach, JE Lin, C Cam, D Hu, MA Salvatore, F Sheikh, KL Christman

10) Changes in embryonic stem cell colony morphology and early differentiation markers driven by colloidal crystal topographical cues L Ji, VLS LaPointe, ND Evans, MM Stevens

1) Substrate stiffness affects early differentiation events in embryonic stem cells
ND Evans, C Minelli, E Gentleman, V LaPointe, SN Patankar, M Kallivretaki, X Chen, CJ Roberts, MM Stevens

2) Mesenchymal stem cells: a perspective from in vitro cultures to in vivo migration and niches A Augello, TB Kurth, C De Bari

3) Design of ceramic-based cements and putties for bone graft substitution
M Bohner

4) Long-term dynamic loading improves the mechanical properties of chondrogenic mesenchymal stem cell-laden hydrogel
AH Huang, MJ Farrell, M Kim, RL Mauck

5) Human mandible bone defect repair by the grafting of dental pulp stem/progenitor cells and collagen sponge biocomplexes
R d’Aquino, A De Rosa, V Lanza, V Tirino, L Laino, A Graziano, V Desiderio, G Laino, G Papaccio

6) Roles of inflammatory and anabolic cytokines in cartilage metabolism: signals and multiple effectors converge upon MMP-13 regulation in osteoarthritis
MB Goldring, M Otero, DA Plumb, C Dragomir, M Favero, K El Hachem, K Hashimoto, HI Roach, E Olivotto, RM Borzì, KB Marcu

7) Aligned electrospun polymer fibres for skeletal muscle regeneration
KJ Aviss, JE Gough, S Downes

8) Proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells on akermanite and β-TCP bioceramics
L Xia, Z Zhang, L Chen, W Zhang, D Zeng, X Zhang, J Chang, X Jiang

9) Osteoinductive biomaterials: current knowledge of properties, experimental models and biological mechanisms
AMC Barradas, H Yuan, CA van Blitterswijk, P Habibovic

10) The influence of nanoscale topographical cues on initial osteoblast morphology and migration E Lamers, R van Horssen, J te Riet, FCMJM van Delft, R Luttge, XF Walboomers, JA Jansen


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