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Iran South Med J 2017, 20(2): 217-244 Back to browse issues page
The Application of Corals in Bone Tissue Engineering
Iraj Nabipour *
The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , inabipour@gmail.com
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Natural coral exoskeleton and coralline hydroxyapatite have been used as bone replacement graft for repairing of bone defects in animal models and humans since two decades ago. These bone replacement grafts have an osteoconductive, biodegradable and biocompatible features. Currently, three lines of researches in bone tissue engineering are conducting on corals. Corals have been used for construction of bony composites, stem cells attachments, and the growth factors-scaffold-based approaches. This review have paid to the wide range of coral use in clinical experiments as a bone graft substitute and cell-scaffold-based approaches in bone tissue engineering.

Keywords: Coral, Tissue engineering, Growth factors, Scaffold, Stem cells
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin
Received: 2017/04/29 | Accepted: 2017/04/29 | Published: 2017/04/29
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