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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 Impact Factor 2013 4.887. Five year Impact Factor 5.991

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Special volume (27s) Where Science Meets Clinics, published May 6th 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) In search of an osteoblast cell model for in vitro research EM Czekanska, MJ Stoddart, RG Richards, JS Hayes)

4) 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

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

6) 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

7)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

8) 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

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) 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

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

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

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

10) Micromass co-culture of human articular chondrocytes and human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to investigate stable neocartilage tissue formation in vitro S Giovannini, J Diaz-Romero, T Aigner, P Heini, P Mainil-Varlet, D Nesic


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