The Potential of Adipose-derived Stem Cells for Tendon Engineering

Abstract

Treatment of tendon injury and defect are a major challenge to reconstructive surgery. The development of tissue engineering technique opens new possibilities in regenerative repair of tendon defect. Selection of a proper seed cell source is an essential issue for tendon engineering. Since the first report of adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) isolated from liposuction, ASCs are considered as a promising cell source for tissue engineering and has been applied for constructing various types of tissues. This review focuses on recent progress in ASCs purification and enrichment, MSCs tenogenic differentiation and the potential of ASCs in tendon engineering. As proposed by Langer and Vacanti, seed cell is one of the key issues in tissue engineering including tendon engineering. According to literatures, the currently used cell sources in tendon engineering include:

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@inproceedings{Y2012ThePO, title={The Potential of Adipose-derived Stem Cells for Tendon Engineering}, author={Xiong Y and B He}, year={2012} }