Gene Therapy in Cartilage Repair and Regeneration

  • Sheri Wang
  • Bing WangEmail author


Clinical and translational research for the treatment of articular cartilage disease and injury has demonstrated a continued need for the development of molecular approaches in the last decade. New technological breakthroughs in combining gene and cell therapy have revolutionized cartilage regeneration, resulting in advances never before thought possible. This review covers recent progress in recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vector-mediated approaches for gene and cell therapy in vivo and ex vivo. In particular, we will discuss the application of the AAV vector for in vivo gene therapy and AAV-based genetic modification of stem cells ex vivo. Moreover, we will also discuss the various approaches to clinical trials.


Recombinant adeno-associated viral vector In vivo and ex vivo gene therapy Cartilage tissue regeneration 



We gratefully acknowledge Ms. Anna T. Dzuricky, University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, for reviewing and editing this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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