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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2007 Mar;23(2):195-200.

[Multipotential differentiation and potential applications of adipose-derived stem cells].

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Institute of Biotechnology, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing 100071, China.


Adipose tissue contains a population of multipotent cells called adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). With the similar properties of marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, ADSCs have the ability to differentiate differentiate towards adipogenic, osteogenic, chondrogenic, myogenic, endothelial, hematopoietic, hepatic, islet, and neurogenic cell lineages. As adipose tissue in harvested in large amounts with minimal morbidity, it can be widely used in tissue engineering, organ repair and gene therapy. This paper focused on the plasticity of ADSCs and reviewed the new advances of this field. Finally, the problems and prospect for application was also discussed.

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