Adult stem cell responses to nanostimuli

Tsimbouri, P. (2015) Adult stem cell responses to nanostimuli. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 6(3), pp. 598-622. (doi: 10.3390/jfb6030598) (PMID:26193326) (PMCID:PMC4598673)

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Abstract

Adult or mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been found in different tissues in the body, residing in stem cell microenvironments called “stem cell niches”. They play different roles but their main activity is to maintain tissue homeostasis and repair throughout the lifetime of an organism. Their ability to differentiate into different cell types makes them an ideal tool to study tissue development and to use them in cell-based therapies. This differentiation process is subject to both internal and external forces at the nanoscale level and this response of stem cells to nanostimuli is the focus of this review.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tsimbouri, Dr Monica
Authors: Tsimbouri, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Journal of Functional Biomaterials
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2079-4983
ISSN (Online):2079-4983
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in Journal of Functional Biomaterials 6(3):598-622
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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