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    Fellow Biomech-L readers:

    I am seeking answers to some tissue engineering questions and am turning
    to you for help! Presently, we are looking into meniscus repair and have
    considered the use of growth factors and/or angiogenin to promote
    neovascularization in caprine menisci. However, the following questions
    have arisen:

    1) What is the origin of the term "fibrochondrocyte"? Is this a valid
    biological definition for a cell type or something fabricated by an
    orthopaedic surgeon?

    2) What types of growth factors stimulate goat cells? I know from the
    literature that human GF has been used in mouse and bovine cells, is this
    type of inter-species procedure also acceptable for use in goats?

    Thanks in advance,

    Shawn Hunter
    Graduate Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Noyes-Giannestras Biomechanics Laboratories

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