The growing interest surrounding the therapeutic application of purified and concentrated regenerative factors secreted by mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) has recently focused on exosomes, which are now understood to be critical active pharmaceutical ingredients of MSC‐based therapies.
The realization that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play tissue supportive functions has prompted an increasing number of studies in a variety of clinical indications, thereby revealing additional challenges.
A recent concise review article in STEM CELLSfrom the laboratory of Inho Jo (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) summarizes the differentiation capacities of tonsil‐derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their therapeutic competencies. Oh et al.
Researchers led by James L. Funderburgh (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) recently sought to understand the mechanisms by which corneal stromal stem cells enhance corneal wounding by assessing extracellular vesicles.
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