Human adipose tissue as a source of multipotent stem cells

Andrew I. Li, Akishige Hokugo, Reza Jarrahy, Patricia A. Zuk

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To the reconstructive surgeon, the stem cell is a powerful tool that may be used to regenerate and maintain tissues while minimizing secondary morbidities and complications. With the description of human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) in 2001, the reconstructive surgeon has been given another stem cell source by which tissue regeneration can be accomplished. To the aesthetic surgeon, this is an exciting opportunity, as ASCs may be used in the regeneration of a wide variety of tissues such as skin, fat, bone, and cartilage. This chapter discusses the use of ASCs in the regeneration of such tissues and explores how these stem cells may participate in this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures
Subtitle of host publicationArt, Science, and Clinical Techniques
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783642452079
ISBN (Print)364245206X, 9783642452062
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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