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International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 134521, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/134521
Research Article

Controlled Release of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Enhances Osteoconductive and Biodegradable Properties of Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate in a Rat Calvarial Defect Model

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8638, Japan
2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otaru Kyokai Hospital, Suminoe-1-6-15, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-8510, Japan
3Department of Biomaterials, Field of Tissue Engineering, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

Received 13 August 2013; Revised 27 November 2013; Accepted 27 November 2013; Published 14 April 2014

Academic Editor: Traian V. Chirila

Copyright © 2014 Tomohiro Minagawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Tomohiro Minagawa, Yasuhiko Tabata, Akihiko Oyama, Hiroshi Furukawa, Takeshi Yamao, and Yuhei Yamamoto, “Controlled Release of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Enhances Osteoconductive and Biodegradable Properties of Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate in a Rat Calvarial Defect Model,” International Journal of Biomaterials, vol. 2014, Article ID 134521, 11 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/134521