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Cell Prolif. 2011 Feb;44(1):86-98. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2184.2010.00736.x.

Adipose-derived stem cells for clinical applications: a review.

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Centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK.


The use of stem cells derived from adipose tissue as an autologous and self-replenishing source for a variety of differentiated cell phenotypes, provides a great deal of promise for reconstructive surgery. In this article, we review available literature encompassing methods of extraction of pluripotent adipose stem cells (ASCs) from lipoaspirate locations, their storage, options for culture, growth and differentiation, cryopreservation and its effect on stem cell survival and proliferation, and new technologies involving biomaterials and scaffolds. We will conclude by assessing potential avenues for developing this incredibly promising field.

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