Adipose and mammary epithelial tissue engineering

  title={Adipose and mammary epithelial tissue engineering},
  author={Wenting Zhu and Celeste M. Nelson},
Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women who have had a mastectomy, and involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural-looking breast. Adipose tissue is the major contributor to the volume of the breast, whereas epithelial cells comprise the functional unit of the mammary gland. Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) can differentiate into both adipocytes and epithelial cells and can be acquired from autologous sources. ASCs are therefore an attractive… CONTINUE READING