Investigative Dermatology and Venereology Research
Application of Adipose Derived Stem Cells for Treatment of Chronic Wounds
- Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia
Reza B. Jalili, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries), Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, Rm 4530, 818 West 10th Ave. Vancouver, BC. V5Z 1M9 CANADA, Tel: 778 232 4148; E-mail: email@example.com
Jalili, R.B., et al. Application of Adipose Derived Stem Cells for Treatment of Chronic Wounds. (2016) Invest Dermatol Venereol Res 2(2): 1- 8.
© 2016 Jalili, R.B. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsAdipose derived stem cells; Stem cell therapy; Chronic wounds
Chronic wounds, such as pressure, venous, or diabetic ulcers, fail to progress through the orderly wound healing process. Due to limitations in current treatments, stem cell therapy has been considered as an alternative therapeutic approach to chronic wounds throughout the past decade. The use of adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) has been both a promising and practical treatment because of their relatively non-invasive extraction, high proliferation rate, and ability to differentiate into several mesodermal lineages. This mini-review provides a concise overview on the role of ASCs in wound healing and studies that have examined the application of ASCs in the treatment of chronic wounds.