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Biology and clinical applications of stem cells for autoimmune and musculoskeletal disorders

Edited by Christian Jorgensen and Anthony Hollander

A cross-journal collection in Arthritis Research & Therapy and Stem Cell Research & Therapy.

This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editors, with final decisions made by the Editors-in-Chief. The Series Editors and Editors-in-Chief declare no competing interests.

  1. Current systemic therapies are rarely curative for patients with severe life-threatening forms of autoimmune diseases (ADs). During the past 15 years, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has bee...

    Authors: Audrey Cras, Dominique Farge, Thierry Carmoi, Jean-Jacques Lataillade, Dan Dan Wang and Lingyun Sun
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015 17:301
  2. The evolution of articular cartilage repair procedures has resulted in a variety of cell-based therapies that use both autologous and allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). As these cells are increasingl...

    Authors: Lucienne A. Vonk, Tommy S. de Windt, Ineke C. M. Slaper-Cortenbach and Daniël B. F. Saris
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015 6:94
  3. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are considered to be promising agents for the treatment of immunological disease. Although originally identified as precursor cells for mesenchymal lineages, in vitro studies have...

    Authors: Martin J Hoogduijn
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015 17:88