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Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells
Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells

The Promise of Fat Cells

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As stated in the header-image- fat-cell.com will document the scientific foundation of Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells, also called ADRCs or simply Fat Cells. Thereto will track the increasing number of medical applications of such cells in the clinical setting, which at present is accelerating around the globe and may represent an important factor in controlling health care cost in the future. As an introduction to this theme-two brief notes:

What are Fat Cells?

In histology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes. It is technically composed of roughly only 80% fat. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts. Its main role is to store energy in the form of fat, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Two types of adipose tissue exist, white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). In humans, adipose tissue is located beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat), around internal organs (visceral fat) and in breast tissue.

 

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  • Guest - Fas Kuiters

    Well- we are still not 100% sure that the technology will prevail (LOL), but the chances are improving by the day I believe... As usual - time will tell
  • Guest - Fas Kuiters

    Dear visitor of the site- Creating Fat-cell.com is an endeavor, which I have been planning for some time, however for which I have had little time to realize that intention. Other projects simply have priority at present, but I do hope that I can devote more time in accomplishing reasonable progress...
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Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Looking Back and Looking Ahead

ADRCs- "Looking back and Looking ahead"

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The Adipose-derived Stem Cell: Looking Back and Looking Ahead- Dr. Patricia Zuk

 
In 2002, researchers at UCLA published a manuscript in Molecular Biology of the Cell describing a novel adult stem cell population isolated from adipose tissue—the adipose-derived stem cell (ASC).
Since that time, the ASC has gone on to be one of the most popular adult stem cell populations currently being used in the stem cell field. With multilineage mesodermal potential and possible ectodermal and endodermal potentials also, the ASC could conceivably be an alternate to pluripotent ES cells in both the lab and in the clinic. In this retrospective article, a historical perspective on the ASC is given together with exciting new applications for the stem cell being considered today.
 
Until the year 2000, adult stem cell articles seemed to be limited to the HSC, the MSC, the NSC (neural stem cell) and the muscle satellite cell. However, 2001 saw the addition of another adult stem cell to the roster: the adipose-derived stem cell (ASC).
In the journal Tissue Engineering our team first used the term processed lipoaspirate (PLA) cells, owing to their isolation from human lipoaspirates, and proposed that the ASC was a multilineage stem cell population that could be isolated from the stromo-vascular fraction of adipose tissue (Zuk et al., 2001).
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  • Guest - Stephen

    This is attracting plastic surgeons and other under qualified clinics to dabble in the regenerative medicine.
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