Adipose-derived stem cells for regenerative medicine

Circ Res. 2007 May 11;100(9):1249-60. doi: 10.1161/01.RES.0000265074.83288.09.


The emerging field of regenerative medicine will require a reliable source of stem cells in addition to biomaterial scaffolds and cytokine growth factors. Adipose tissue represents an abundant and accessible source of adult stem cells with the ability to differentiate along multiple lineage pathways. The isolation, characterization, and preclinical and clinical application of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are reviewed in this article.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipogenesis
  • Adipose Tissue / cytology*
  • Adult Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Cell Differentiation*
  • Cell Lineage
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Cell Separation / methods
  • Humans
  • Immunophenotyping
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Liposarcoma / pathology
  • Obesity / pathology
  • Proteome
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Tissue Engineering*


  • Proteome