Vascularization and osteogenesis in ectopically implanted bone tissue-engineered constructs with endothelial and osteogenic differentiated adipose-derived stem cells
Jelena G Najdanović, Sanja T Stojanović, Stevo J Najman, Department of Biology and Human Genetics; Department for Cell and Tissue Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Niš 18108, Serbia
Vladimir J Cvetković, Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Niš 18106, Serbia
Marija Đ Vukelić-Nikolić, Jelena M Živković, Department of Biology and Human Genetics; Scientific Research Center for Biomedicine; Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Niš 18108, Serbia
Author contributions: Najman SJ conceptualized the original idea and designed and coordinated the research study; Najdanović JG and Cvetković VJ performed the research and acquired the data; Najdanović JG, Cvetković VJ, Stojanović ST and Najman SJ analyzed and interpreted the data; Stojanović ST and Vukelić-Nikolić MD contributed new analytic tools; Najdanović JG and Cvetković VJ drafted and wrote the manuscript; Najdanović JG, Cvetković VJ, Stojanović ST, Vukelić-Nikolić MD, Živković JM and Najman SJ made critical revisions to the manuscript; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, No. III 41017.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Laboratory for Cell Culture of Institute for Biomedical Research, Head of the Laboratory for Cell Culture: Prof. Dr. Stevo Najman, approval No. 01/5150 (16.09.08).
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All animal procedures in this experiment were performed in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act (Republic of Serbia), which is in compliance with European Union guidelines for experimental animals. The animal procedures were approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Serbia, approval No. 01-2857-8.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no potential conflicts of interest to declare.
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Corresponding author: Stevo J Najman, PhD, Full Professor, Department of Biology and Human Genetics; Department for Cell and Tissue Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Blvd. Dr Zorana Djindjica 81, Niš 18108, Serbia. email@example.com
Received: July 12, 2020
Peer-review started: July 12, 2020
First decision: September 24, 2020
Revised: November 1, 2020
Accepted: November 17, 2020
Article in press: November 17, 2020
Published online: January 26, 2021