Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells and regenerative medicine

Masamitsu Konno, Atsushi Hamabe, Shinichiro Hasegawa, Hisataka Ogawa, Takahito Fukusumi, Shimpei Nishikawa, Katsuya Ohta, Yoshihiro Kano, Miyuki Ozaki, Yuko Noguchi, Daisuke Sakai, Toshihiro Kudoh, Koichi Kawamoto, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Taroh Satoh, Masahiro Tanemura, Hiroaki Nagano, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Hideshi Ishii

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Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) are multipotent and can differentiate into various cell types, including osteocytes, adipocytes, neural cells, vascular endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, pancreatic β-cells, and hepatocytes. Compared with the extraction of other stem cells such as bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), that of ADSCs requires minimally invasive techniques. In the field of regenerative medicine, the use of autologous cells is preferable to embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells. Therefore, ADSCs are a useful resource for drug screening and regenerative medicine. Here we present the methods and mechanisms underlying the induction of multilineage cells from ADSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalDevelopment Growth and Differentiation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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