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Current applications of adipose-derived stem cells and their future perspectives
Eun-Hee Kim, Chan Yeong Heo
Eun-Hee Kim, Chan Yeong Heo, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam 463-707, South Korea
Chan Yeong Heo, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-799, South Korea
Author contributions: Kim EH and Heo CY equally contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Chan Yeong Heo, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gumi-Dong 300, Seongnam 463-707, South Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 28, 2013 Revised: November 18, 2013 Accepted: December 12, 2013 Published online: January 26, 2014
Core tip: Adult stem cells have a great potential for reconstructive and regenerative medicine. Particularly, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are a promising useful cell source for cell-based therapy because of their capability of expansion and differentiation into special cell types. In this review, the current status of ADSC isolation, differentiation and their therapeutic applications are discussed.