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Cells as building blocks[ edit ] Stained cells in culture Tissue engineering utilizes living cells as engineering materials. Examples include using living fibroblasts in skin replacement or repair, cartilage repaired with living chondrocytesor other types of cells used in other ways.
Cells became available as engineering materials when scientists at Geron Corp. Extraction[ edit ] From fluid tissues such as bloodcells are extracted by bulk methods, usually centrifugation or apheresis. From solid tissues, extraction is more difficult.
Usually the tissue is minced, and then digested with the enzymes trypsin or collagenase to remove the extracellular matrix ECM that holds the cells.
After that, the cells are free floating, and extracted using centrifugation or apheresis. Digestion with trypsin is very dependent on temperature. Higher temperatures digest the matrix faster, but create more damage. Collagenase is less temperature dependent, and damages fewer cells, but takes longer and is a more expensive reagent.
Types of cells[ edit ] Mouse embryonic stem cells Cells are often categorized by their source Autologous cells are obtained from the same individual to which they will be reimplanted. Autologous cells have the fewest problems with rejection and pathogen transmission, however in some cases might not be available.
For example, in genetic disease suitable autologous cells are not available. Also very ill or elderly persons, as well as patients suffering from severe burns, may not have sufficient quantities of autologous cells to establish useful cell lines.
Moreover, since this category of cells needs to be harvested from the patient, there are also some concerns related to the necessity of performing such surgical operations that might lead to donor site infection or chronic pain.
Autologous cells also must be cultured from samples before they can be used: Recently there has been a trend towards the use of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow and fat.
These cells can differentiate into a variety of tissue types, including bonecartilagefatand nerve. A large number of cells can be easily and quickly isolated from fat, thus opening the potential for large numbers of cells to be quickly and easily obtained. Allogeneic cells come from the body of a donor of the same species.
While there are some ethical constraints to the use of human cells for in vitro studies, the employment of dermal fibroblasts from human foreskin has been demonstrated to be immunologically safe and thus a viable choice for tissue engineering of skin.
Xenogenic cells are these isolated from individuals of another species. In particular animal cells have been used quite extensively in experiments aimed at the construction of cardiovascular implants. Syngenic or isogenic cells are isolated from genetically identical organisms, such as twins, clones, or highly inbred research animal models.
Primary cells are from an organism. Secondary cells are from a cell bank.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the ability to divide in culture and give rise to different forms of specialized cells. According to their source stem cells are divided into "adult" and "embryonic" stem cells, the first class being multipotent and the latter mostly pluripotent ; some cells are totipotentin the earliest stages of the embryo.Ross and Wilson Human Anatomy and Physiology PDF 12th Edition - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free.
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Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. Increased use of reconstruction procedures in orthopedics, due to trauma, tumor, deformity, degeneration and an aging population, has caused a blossom, not only in surgical advancement, but also in the development of bone implants.