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Application of marine collagen for stem‑cell‑based therapy and tissue regeneration (Review)

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    • Chao Liu
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  • Published online on: June 23, 2021     https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2021.5
  • Article Number: 6
  • Copyright: © Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is becoming an important component in modern biological scientific research. Tissue engineering, a branch of regenerative medicine, is a field that is actively developing to meet the challenges presented in biomedical applications. This particularly applies to the research area of stem cells and biomaterials, due to both being pivotal determinants for the successful restoration or regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. Recently, the development of innovative marine collagen‑based biomaterials has attracted attention due to the reported environmentally friendly properties, the lack of zoonotic disease transmission, biocompatibility, bioactivity, the lack of ethics‑related concerns and cost‑effectiveness for manufacturing. The present review aimed to summarize the potential application and function of marine collagen in stem cell research in a medical and clinical setting. In addition, the present review cited recent studies regarding the latest research advances into using marine collagen for cartilage, bone, periodontal and corneal regeneration. It also characterized the distinct advantages of using marine collagen for stem cell‑based tissue repair and regeneration. In addition, the present review comprehensively discussed the most up to date information on stem cell biology, particularly the possibility of treating stem cells with marine collagen to maximize their multi‑directional differentiation capability, which highlights the potential use of marine collagen in regenerative medicine. Furthermore, recent research progress on the potential immunomodulatory capacity of mesenchymal stem cells following treatment with marine collagen to improve the understanding of cell‑matrix interactions was investigated. Finally, perspectives on the possible future research directions for the application of marine collagen in the area of regenerative medicine are provided.
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Liu, C. (2021). Application of marine collagen for stem‑cell‑based therapy and tissue regeneration (Review). Medicine International, 1, 6. https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2021.5
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Liu, C."Application of marine collagen for stem‑cell‑based therapy and tissue regeneration (Review)". Medicine International 1.3 (2021): 6.
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Liu, C."Application of marine collagen for stem‑cell‑based therapy and tissue regeneration (Review)". Medicine International 1, no. 3 (2021): 6. https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2021.5