In the past recent years, basic science work and initial clinical trials have provided starting evidence that stem cells are of potential value for treatment of certain human diseases, where they could help to regenerate tissues which are defective because of either genetic or acquired diseases. This area represents an emerging field of biomedicine based on a series of new discoveries in the field of stem cell biology and developmental biology that have made possible to isolate and expand stem cells from many human tissues. Additional evidence has also revealed the role of tissue environment that, by releasing a complex mixture of cytokines and growth factors, can influence the recruitment and functional integration of stem cells into specific organs. However, there is an urgent need for more advancement in basic biology of stem cells and related topics, which will be instrumental for the implementation of stem cell-based therapy at the clinical level, as treatment accessibility will depend on the acquisition of sufficient knowledge to develop adequate technologies to produce sufficient cell numbers and to drive their differentiating potentials.
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|Titolo:||Stem cells and muscle diseases.|
|Citazione:||Sorrentino, V. (2004). Stem cells and muscle diseases. JOURNAL OF MUSCLE RESEARCH AND CELL MOTILITY, 25, 225-230.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|