Simone Hennerbichler

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Placental tissue draws great interest as a source of cells for regenerative medicine because of the phenotypic plasticity of many of the cell types isolated from this tissue. Furthermore, placenta, which is involved in maintaining fetal tolerance, contains cells that display immunomodulatory properties. These two features could prove useful for future cell(More)
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have been used for allogeneic application in tissue engineering but have certain drawbacks. Therefore, stem cells (SC)s derived from other adult tissue sources have been considered as an alternative. However, there is only limited knowledge on their immunomodulatory properties. The aim of our study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Amniotic membrane is a highly promising cell source for tissue engineering. Being part of the placenta, this tissue is abundantly available. It can be processed easily to yield large amounts of epithelial and mesenchymal cells that have shown broad differentiation potential. For tissue-engineering purposes, cells may be applied either directly(More)
We investigated the contracting actions of the isoprostanes (isoPs), 8-iso-prostaglandin (PG) F(2alpha) and 8-iso-PGE(2), in comparison to the effects of the thromboxane (TX) A(2)-mimetic U 46619 and the traditional prostaglandin PGE(2) in the isolated rat aorta, isolated rat gastric fundus and the isolated guinea-pig ileum. U 46619 and 8-iso-PGF(2alpha)(More)
Up to now freeze-dried, gamma-sterilised or glycerol-preserved amniotic membranes (AMs) have widely been used in the field of ophthalmology and wound care (e.g. leg ulcers, burns). After some preservation processes in use, like freeze-drying or glycerol-preserving, the cells in the AM are no longer viable. Within this study we evaluated the influence of(More)
Human adipose-derived stem cells (ASC) can be expanded in an undifferentiated state or differentiated along the osteogenic, chondrogenic, adipogenic, myogenic, endothelial and neurogenic lineage. To test their in vivo and in situ regenerative potential, their fate needs to be traced after application in suitable defect models. Non-invasive imaging systems(More)
The human amniotic membrane (hAM), thanks to its favorable properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic and pro-regenerative effects, is a well-known surgical material for many clinical applications, when used both freshly after isolation and after preservation. We have shown previously that hAM patching is a potential approach to counteract liver(More)
Mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSC) have proven to offer great promise for cell-based therapies and tissue engineering applications, as these cells are capable of extensive self-renewal and display a multilineage differentiation potential. Furthermore, MSC were shown to exhibit immunomodulatory properties and display supportive functions through(More)
The objective of the study was to find out if human amniotic membrane could be used for corrective surgery after trauma to the orbital wall. Because of its proposed antiadhesive qualities, it seemed to be potentially suitable. We studied 8 men (mean age 37 (range 19-74) years) who had deficient ocular movement after fractures of the orbital floor. Five of(More)
OBJECTIVE The need for an alternative to fetal bovine serum (FBS) is known to scientists and users involved in cell therapy or advanced therapy medicinal products. Human serum (huS) and platelet lysate (hPL) can be used as alternatives resulting in similar or even superior results concerning cell expansion. METHODS We developed protocols for the(More)