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BACKGROUND Progressive hemifacial atrophy (Parry-Romberg disease) is rare and involves all skin layers and subcutaneous soft and hard tissue. Autologous fat grafting has revolutionized the field of soft-tissue reconstruction and augmentation, but long-term maintenance is unpredictable. Stromal vascular fraction (SVF)-supplemented cell therapy offers new(More)
INTRODUCTION Adipose tissue transplantation is one of the standard procedures for soft-tissue augmentation, reconstruction, and rejuvenation. However, it is unknown as to how the graft survives after transplantation. We thus seek out to investigate the roles of different cellular components in the survival of graft. MATERIALS & METHODS The ratios of(More)
The development of an engineered adipose tissue substitute capable of supporting reliable, predictable, and complete fat tissue regeneration would be of value in plastic and reconstructive surgery. For adipogenesis, a tissue engineering chamber provides an optimized microenvironment that is both efficacious and reproducible; however, for reasons that remain(More)
Our objective was to explore the mechanism of cell-assisted adipose transplantation by using freshly isolated human stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells and to observe the dynamic changes of the graft after transplantation. The SVF was isolated from human liposuction aspirates, and 0.5 ml adipose tissue was mixed with 1 × 10(6) SVF cells or culture medium(More)
Tissue engineering chamber (TEC) makes it possible to generate significant amounts of mature, vascularized, stable, and transferable adipose tissue. However, little is known about the role of the chamber in tissue engineering. Therefore, to investigate the role of inflammatory response and the change in mechanotransduction started by TEC after implantation,(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose-derived stem cells and other stromal vascular fraction cells were used more often for stem cell therapy, even though limitations such as poor cell retention rate, complicated and expensive isolation processes, and the use of specific laboratory equipment need to be overcome. METHODS Here, the authors developed a novel but simple method(More)
INTRODUCTION Glycation products accumulate during aging of slowly renewing tissue, including skin, and are suggested as an important mechanism underlying the skin aging process. Adipose-derived cells are widely used in the clinic to treat ischemic diseases and enhance wound healing. Interestingly, adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are also effective in(More)
BACKGROUND The major drawback of adipose grafting is its clinical unpredictability, which leads to surgeon and patient dissatisfaction. The mechanisms underlying angiogenesis and regeneration of the graft tissue are still unclear. METHODS Mouse adipose tissue was processed using two different methods (fragmental and integral) and was used to identify the(More)
Liposuction aspirates separate into fatty and fluid portions. Cells isolated from the fatty portion are termed processed lipoaspirate (PLA) cells and isolated from the fluid portion termed liposuction aspirate fluid (LAF) cells, both of which contain adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs). Here, we examined the biological differences between PLA and LAF cells(More)
Preterm birth (PTB) is a live birth delivered before 37 weeks of gestation (GW). About one-third of PTBs result from the preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). Up to the present, the pathogenic mechanisms underlying PPROM are not clearly understood. Here, we investigated the differential expression of long chain non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in(More)