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World J Stem Cells. Aug 26, 2017; 9(8): 107-117
Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v9.i8.107
Adipose-derived stromal cell in regenerative medicine: A review
Reza Tabatabaei Qomi, Mohsen Sheykhhasan
Reza Tabatabaei Qomi, Mohsen Sheykhhasan, Department of Stem Cell, the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, PO Box QOM-3713189934, Qom, Iran
Author contributions: Tabatabaei Qomi R performed the majority of the writing prepared the figures and tables; Sheykhhasan M performed data accusation and writing; Tabatabaei Qomi R provided the input in writing the paper; Sheykhhasan M designed the outline and coordinated the writing of the paper.
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Correspondence to: Mohsen Sheykhhasan, MS, Department of Stem Cell, the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, Qom Branch, PO Box QOM-3713189934, Qom, Iran.
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Received: January 27, 2017
Peer-review started: February 12, 2017
First decision: March 10, 2017
Revised: April 30, 2017
Accepted: May 18, 2017
Article in press: May 19, 2017
Published online: August 26, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Nowadays, adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) are one of the most important and promising cell sources in the field of regenerative medicine. Unique capabilities of ADSCs caused them to be used in both research and treatment as a valuable resource in basic science and medical researches. In over 15 years since their discovery, ADSCs have transformed our toolkit for treating human disorder and disease. As the field enters its next decade, a new wave of therapeutic applications, such as hepatic regeneration, diabetes mellitus treatment, multiple sclerosis treatment, and orthopaedic disorders regeneration, has converged with ADSCs to yield new insights for their use in stem cell engineering and regenerative medicine.