Special Issue "3D Stem Cell Culture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) biology; 3D-Cell culture; microbiology; immunology; regenerative medicine
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Stem cells have drawn much interest recently because of their unique characteristics and applicability in basic and preclinical research. The use of stem cells in clinical trials has also increased tremendeously, as the cells have shown many promising therapeutic effects in animal models and in patients. Numerous different stem cells have been isolated from various adult and fetal tissues, and these cells are able to self-renew and differentiate into various end-stage cell types. In order to generate enough stem cells for research and therapies, the cells often need to be culture-epxanded. These cultures often employ traditional 2D techniques that do not necessarily mimic the stem cell environment in vivo well. Therefore, great interests lie in developing 3D culture techniques and characterizing stem cells grown under these conditions to understand basic stem cell biology but also develop effective cells for therapies. These 3D cultures might hold the answers for optimal stem cell preparations for clinical applications.
We invite investigators to contribute reviews and original papers describing recent findings in the field of 3D stem cell cultures. We especially encourage submission of research regarding various 3D culture techniques and regenerative medicine approaches using in vitro and in vivo models.
Dr. Joni H. Ylostalo
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- stem cell
- culture condition
- regenerative medicine
- animal model