West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2021, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (1): 108-114.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2021.01.017

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Research advances in cartilage stem cells markers and induced differentiation

Mou Tingchen1(), Feng Jianying2()   

  1. 1.Dept. of Stomatological, Taizhou Central Hospital (Taizhou University Hospital), Taizhou 318000, China
    2.College of Stomatology, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China
  • Received:2019-04-13 Revised:2020-06-20 Online:2021-02-01 Published:2021-03-02
  • Contact: Feng Jianying E-mail:389385230@qq.com;twohorsejy@163.com
  • Supported by:
    The National Natural Science Foundation of China(81200802);Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation(Y2111273)


Cartilage stem cells (CSCs) are cells that self-proliferate, have surface antigen expression, and have multidirectional differentiation potential in the articular cartilage. CSCs, as an ideal source of stem cells, has a good application prospect in stem cell therapy. This article reviews the CSCs markers, cartilage differentiation signaling pathway, and clinical treatment of osteoarthritis.

Key words: cartilage stem cells, marker, cartilage ossification, osteoarthritis

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