Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine -where do we stand?
Bottom Line: As a typical example in translational medicine, the discovery of a new type of cells called Telocytes that have been described in many organs and have been detected by electron microscopy opens another gate to RM.This article is intended to give an overview over some of the most recent developments and possible applications in RM through the perspective of TE achievements and cellular research.The synthesis of TE with innovative methods of molecular biology and stem-cell technology appears to be very promising.
Affiliation: Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery And Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany. email@example.comShow MeSH
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Mentions: Another exciting discovery are telocytes, a new type on interstitial cells, that might well influence RM approaches, especially in the context of cardiac regeneration. The short history of telocytes detection was published in 2010, as a case of serendipity . The existence of these cells was reported within interstitium of many cavitary and non-cavitary organs [87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103], as well as in heart (epicardium , myocardium [87,88] and endocardium ) (Fig. 5).
Affiliation: Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery And Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org