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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(3), 1070-1081; doi:10.3390/ijms11031070

Stem Cell Tracking by Nanotechnologies

1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1,*  and 1
1 Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Neurological Sciences, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Centro Dino Ferrari, UniversitĂ  di Milano, via F.Sforza 35, 20122 Milano, Italy 2 Department SAIFET, Physical Sciences Section, Polytechnic University of Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 January 2010 / Revised: 11 February 2010 / Accepted: 8 March 2010 / Published: 12 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Magnetic Nanoparticles)
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Advances in stem cell research have provided important understanding of the cell biology and offered great promise for developing new strategies for tissue regeneration. The beneficial effects of stem cell therapy depend also by the development of new approachs for the track of stem cells in living subjects over time after transplantation. Recent developments in the use of nanotechnologies have contributed to advance of the high-resolution in vivo imaging methods, including positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and X-Ray computed microtomography (microCT). This review examines the use of nanotechnologies for stem cell tracking.
Keywords: stem cells; nanotechnologies; SPIO nanoparticles; X-ray microCT; in vivo imaging stem cells; nanotechnologies; SPIO nanoparticles; X-ray microCT; in vivo imaging
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Villa, C.; Erratico, S.; Razini, P.; Fiori, F.; Rustichelli, F.; Torrente, Y.; Belicchi, M. Stem Cell Tracking by Nanotechnologies. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1070-1081.

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