Small molecules and small molecule drugs in regenerative medicine

Baisong Lu, Anthony Atala

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Abstract

Regenerative medicine is an emerging, multidisciplinary science that aims to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs, to restore or establish normal function. Research on small molecules and small molecule drugs in regenerative medicine is currently increasing. In this review, we discuss the potential applications of small molecules and small molecule drugs in regenerative medicine. These include enabling novel cell therapy approaches and augmentation of endogenous cells for tissue regeneration, facilitating the generation of target cells for cell therapy, improving the interactions between cells and biomatrices for tissue engineering, and enhancing endogenous stem cell function for tissue regeneration. We also discuss the potential challenges for small molecule drugs in regenerative medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-808
Number of pages8
JournalDrug Discovery Today
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Regenerative Medicine
Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Regeneration
Tissue Engineering
Cell Communication
Stem Cells
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  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology

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Small molecules and small molecule drugs in regenerative medicine. / Lu, Baisong; Atala, Anthony.

In: Drug Discovery Today, Vol. 19, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 801-808.

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Lu, Baisong ; Atala, Anthony. / Small molecules and small molecule drugs in regenerative medicine. In: Drug Discovery Today. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 801-808.
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