Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2006
For contributions to understanding the role of hormones, growth factors, and gender in the development and diseases for cartilage and bones.

Decellularized muscle grafts support skeletal muscle regeneration to treat tissue loss

Via EurekAlert | May 4, 2018

A new comparative study showed the advantages of using donor decellularized muscle to promote functional tissue regeneration at the site of bulk skeletal muscle loss due to trauma or surgery. Compared to an autologous muscle graft, a decellularized muscle matrix used to repair medium- and large-sized defects in rats resulted in enhanced muscle function recovery, muscle regeneration, and the formation of new neuromuscular junctions, as reported in an article published in Tissue Engineering, Part A, peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert… Continue reading.