Adipose-Derived Stem Cells, their Secretome, and Wound HealingSherry S Collawn* and Shyam Patel
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sherry S Collawn
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Alabama, USA
Received date: April 22, 2014; Accepted date: June 12, 2014; Published date: June 16, 2014
Citation: Collawn SS, Patel S (2014) Adipose-Derived Stem Cells, their Secretome, and Wound Healing. J Cell Sci Ther 5: 165. doi: 10.4172/2157-7013.1000165
Copyright: © 2014 Collawn SS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Adipose tissue is an abundant source of progenitor cells with multidifferentiation potential and these cells, termed adipose-derived stem cells (ASC), have become an important proposed treatment for use in wound healing. The ability of these cells to increase angiogenesis (vessels arise from other vessels) and vasculogenesis (vessels arise from progenitor cells), produce growth factors and cytokines, produce cell matrix proteins, and increase cell proliferation place them in a unique position to improve wound healing.