Special Issue "Adipose-Derived Stromal/Stem Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: acute kidney injury; renal tubular cells; in vitro models; in vivo models; kidney regeneration; epithelial cells; mesenchymal stem cells; adipose-derived stromal/stem cells; cell differentiation; extracellular vesicles
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Adipose tissue is a rich, ubiquitous and easily accessible source for multipotent stromal/stem cells (adipose-derived stromal/stem cells, ASCs). Isolated ASCs are a heterogeneous preparation consisting of several subpopulations of stromal/stem and precursor cells. Furthermore, donor-specific differences in ASC isolations and the lack of culture standardization impede the comparison of results from different studies.
ASCs are already used in different in vivo models and clinical trials to investigate their ability to enhance tissue and organ regeneration. Nevertheless, many questions concerning their counterparts and biology in situ, their differentiation potential in vitro and in vivo, and also the mechanisms of regeneration (paracrine effects including regeneration promoting factors and extracellular vesicles, differentiation, immunomodulation) are not completely understood or remain unsolved.
Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes original research and review papers addressing:
- Isolation and characterization of ASC subpopulations
- Characterization of donor-specific differences
- Characterization of extracellular vesicles and exosomes isolated from ASC
- In vitro preconditioning regimens to enhance their regenerative potential
- In vivo models: Enhancement of organ and tissue regeneration after ASC transplantation
Prof. Dr. Patrick C. Baer
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- Adult stromal/stem cells
- Mesenchymal stromal/stem cell
- Extracellular vesicles
- In vitro pretreatment
- Tissue regeneration
- Organ regeneration
- Tissue engineering
- Regenerative medicine