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Sci Transl Med. 2014 Sep 24;6(255):255fs37. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3010168.

Burned to the bone.

Author information

1
Regenerative Medicine Department, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA.
2
Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA.
3
LaCell, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. jgimble@tulane.edu.

Abstract

Heterotopic ossification--a complication of severe burns, head or blast injuries, and orthopaedic trauma--can result from altered adenosine metabolism in mesenchymal stem cells in response to elevated extracellular ATP (Peterson et al., this issue).

PMID:
25253672
DOI:
10.1126/scitranslmed.3010168
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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