Leandra Santos Baptista

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The discovery that adipose tissue represents an interesting source of multipotent stem cells has led to many studies exploring the clinical potential of these cells in cell-based therapies. Recent advances in understanding the secretory capacity of adipose tissue and the role of adipokines in the development of obesity and associated disorders have added a(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Since initial methods were developed for isolating cells from adipose tissue, little has been done to improve mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) yield. The aim of the present study was to isolate a population of MSC from lipoaspirate samples without tissue digestion and to assess the possibility of cryopreserving the freshly isolated cells. (More)
The objective of our study was to investigate chondrogenesis potential of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), using as a positive control a human source of cartilage-derived progenitor cells (PCs). This source of PCs was recently described by our group and dwells on the surface of nasoseptal cartilage. Histological analysis using(More)
BACKGROUND Centrifugation is one of the preferred methods of fat processing. Although it has been promoted for nearly three decades to separate adipose tissue components before grafting, there remain many controversies regarding the results obtained with centrifuged adipose tissue. OBJECTIVES The authors demonstrate the effects of centrifugation on the(More)
BACKGROUND The normal function of white adipose tissue is disturbed in obesity. After weight loss that follows bariatric surgery, ex-obese patients undergo plastic surgery to remove residual tissues and it is not known whether their adipose tissue returns to its original state. The aim of this study was to compare the white adipose tissue composition of(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from adipose tissue on the dermal filling for nasolabial rhytids correction. METHODS 50 cc of infraumbilical fat and 20 ml of peripheral blood were harvested to isolate MSC and autologous plasma from 15 female volunteers, respectively. The volunteers were grouped in according to the following(More)
In cartilaginous tissues, perichondrium cambium layer may be the source of new cartilage. Human nasal septal perichondrium is considered to be a homogeneous structure in which some authors do not recognize the perichondrium internal zone or the cambium layer as a layer distinct from adjacent cartilage surface. In the present study, we isolated a(More)
Subcutaneous adipose tissue is an interesting source of autologous stem cells with a fundamental role in the pathophysiology of obesity, metabolic syndromes and insulin resistance. We hypothesize that obesity could alter the stromal-vascular fraction (SVF) and adipose stem cell (ASCs) functions, which could compromise its regenerative behavior. Furthermore,(More)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an infiltrative tumor that is difficult to eradicate. Treating GBM with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that have been modified with the HSV-Tk suicide gene has brought significant advances mainly because MSCs are chemoattracted to GBM and kill tumor cells via a bystander effect. To use this strategy, abundantly present(More)
Effective cell invasion into thick electrospun biomimetic scaffolds is an unsolved problem. One possible strategy to biofabricate tissue constructs of desirable thickness and material properties without the need for cell invasion is to use thin (<2 µm) porous electrospun meshes and self-assembling (capable of tissue fusion) tissue spheroids as building(More)