A Protocol to Prepare Decellularized Stem Cell Matrix for Rejuvenation of Cell Expansion and Cartilage Regeneration

  • Jingting Li
  • Ming PeiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1577)


Traditional ex vivo expansion of adult stem cells yields an insufficient quantity of less potent cells. Here we describe the fabrication of decellularized matrix deposited by synovium-derived stem cells (SDSCs). This matrix could serve as a three-dimensional expansion system to rejuvenate cells for proliferation and tissue-specific differentiation potential, which could benefit cartilage regeneration. The decellularized stem cell matrix (DSCM) might be a powerful system for tissue engineering and regeneration.


Decellularized stem cell matrix Cell expansion Synovium-derived stem cells Chondrogenesis Cartilage tissue engineering Cartilage regeneration 



We thank Suzanne Danley for editing the manuscript. This project was partially supported by Research Grants from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) and the National Institutes of Health (AR062763-01A1 and AR067747-01A1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Exercise Physiology, and Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of OrthopaedicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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