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Abstract | Full HTML Article | PDF | Spanish ecancer 12 822 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2018.822

Review

Adipose tissue stem cells in regenerative medicine

Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are mesenchymal cells with the capacity for self-renewal and multipotential differentiation. This multipotentiality allows them to become adipocytes, chondrocytes, myocytes, osteoblasts and neurocytes among other cell lineages. Stem cells and, in particular, adipose tissue-derived cells, play a key role in reconstructive or tissue engineering medicine as they have already proven effective in developing new treatments. The purpose of this work is to review the applications of ADSCs in various areas of regenerative medicine, as well as some of the risks associated with treatment with ADSCs in neoplastic disease.

Keywords: adipose tissue stem cells, reconstructive surgery, secretome, stem cell treatment, cancer

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