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Special Issue "Adipose Stem Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Prof. Dr. Barbara Zavan Website E-Mail
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Viale Giuseppe Colombo, 3, Padova 35131, Italy
Interests: tissue enginering; regenerative medicine; stem cell biology; tissue homeostasis and repair; scaffolds; mesenchymal stem cells
Adipose tissue is a complex organ and in this last years it has received great attention thanks to its high stem cell content: Adipose Stem Cells (ASC).
By definition, a stem cell is characterized by its ability to undergo self-renewal and differentiation, and form terminally differentiated cells. Ideally, a stem cell for regenerative medicinal applications should meet the following set of criteria: (i) it should be found in abundant quantities (millions to billions of cells); (ii) it can be collected and harvested by a minimally invasive procedure; (iii) it can be differentiated along multiple cell lineage pathways in a reproducible manner; (iv) it can be safely and effectively transplanted to either an autologous or allogeneic host. Adipose tissue serves as an abundant, accessible and rich source of adult stem cells with multipotent properties suitable for tissue engineering and regenerative medical applications.
The plasticity of ASC most often refers to the inherent ability retained within stem cells to cross lineage barriers and adopt the phenotypic, biochemical and functional properties of cells unique to other tissues.
There has been increased interest in Adipose-derived Stem Cells (ASCs) for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomaterial development and application, and with this in mind, the aim of the present special issue is
1) characterisation of physiology of ASC
2) characterisation of secretoma ativity of ASC
3) defining on of transcriptional and non-transcriptional events related to their commitment
4) application of ASC as tool to test novel biomaterials for regenerrative medicine.
Prof. Barbara Zavan
Prof. Adriano Piattelli
Prof. Giovanna Iezzi
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- Adult stem cells
- Mesenchymal stem cell
- Tissue regeneration
- Tissue engineering
- Regenerative medicine
- Implant surfaces
- Bone regeneration
- Wound healing