Cultivation of Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells on Intact Amniotic Membrane-Based Scaffold for Skin Tissue Engineering
Application of cell-based skin substitutes has recently evolved as a novel treatment for hard-to-heal wounds. Here, we focus on the development of a novel skin substitute by seeding human adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) on acellular human amniotic membrane (HAM). This construction is probably associated with higher rates of host cell infiltration and implanted cell engraftment. ASCs are achieved by separation of stromal cells from lipoaspirates using collagenase digestion and acellular HAM was obtained by separation of outer membrane of the chorion and removing its epithelial cells.
KeywordsAdipose-derived stromal cells Amniotic membrane Skin substitutes Stem cell Tissue engineering Wound healing
The protocols described here were developed with the support of Royan Institute grant.