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Burned to the Bone

Science Translational Medicine  24 Sep 2014:
Vol. 6, Issue 255, pp. 255fs37
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3010168

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Abstract

Heterotopic ossification—a complication of severe burns, head or blast injuries, and orthopaedic trauma—can result from altered adenosine metabolism in mesenchymal stem cells in response to elevated extracellular ATP (Peterson et al., this issue).

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