Two new studies by Dr Niina Hopper and colleagues have shown that peripheral blood-derived mononuclear cells (PBMCs) induce chondrocyte migration and could be a source of cells to promote healing of osteochondral defects.
See pdf summary from Nature reviews – Rheumatology here:
Hopper N, Henson F, Brooks R, Ali E, Rushton N, Wardale J. (2015) Peripheral blood derived mononuclear cells enhance osteoarthritic human chondrocyte migration. Arthritis Res. Ther. 17, 199
Hopper N, Wardale J, Brooks R, Power J, Rushton N, Henson F. (2015) Peripheral blood mononuclear cells enhance cartilage repair in in vivo osteochondral defect model. PLoS ONE 10, e0133937