Adipose-derived stem cells and nerve regeneration: promises and pitfalls.

  title={Adipose-derived stem cells and nerve regeneration: promises and pitfalls.},
  author={Alessandro Faroni and Giorgio Terenghi and Adam J Reid},
  journal={International review of neurobiology},
In order to improve the outcome of nerve regeneration following peripheral trauma injuries, the development of bioengineered nerve grafts has attracted great attention in the field of tissue engineering. Adult stem cells constitute the ideal alternative to Schwann cells (SCs) as transplantable cells in bioartificial nerve grafts. Among the various sources of stem cells with potential applications for regenerative medicine, the adipose tissue has been proven to be one of the most promising… CONTINUE READING