Isolation and Authentication of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-like Progenitor Cells From the Degenerated Intervertebral Disc of Lumbar Spine
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01213953
Verified October 2010 by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
The study is designed for evaluating the presence of mesenchymal stem cells of vertebral disc. Isolation and authentication of these cells may be applied for the vertebral disc regeneration and the research tissue engineering.
Condition or disease
Lower Back PainDisc Degeneration
We will collect the degenerative disc from adults and isolate the mesenchymal stem cell-like precursors cells. The function of osteogenic, chondrogenic, and lipogenic differentiation will be authenticated. The results will offer the information for cell source of tissue engineering in the future.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The patients received the surgery of discectomy for the degenerative disc.
The adults with disc degeneration（age >= 20 years old） A. Herniated intervertebral disc. B. Spondylolisthesis. C. Spondylolysis. D. Other causes of disc degeneration.