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Title: Cryopreservation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: Are We Going in the Right Direction?
Author: Martín Ibáñez, Raquel
Hovatta, Outi
Canals i Coll, Josep M.
Keywords: Crioconservació
Cèl·lules mare
Stem cells
Issue Date: 9-Mar-2012
Publisher: IntechOpen
Abstract: The first derivation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) (Thomson et al., 1998) and the more recently development of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) (Park et al., 2008; Takahashi et al., 2007; Takahashi & Yamanaka, 2006; Wernig et al., 2007; Yu et al., 2007) have marked the beginning of a new era in biomedical research. These two types of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are characterized by an unlimited capacity to selfrenew while retaining their potential to differentiate into almost all cell types of the body (Odorico et al., 2001; Reubinoff et al., 2000; Silva & Smith, 2008). These remarkable properties turn hPSCs into one of the most interesting cell types for toxicology and drug discovery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (Battey, 2007; Mountford, 2008). In fact, work with hPSCs has already provided new and exciting developments that may eventually lead to the creation of novel cell-based therapies for the treatment of a wide range of human diseases including Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, cardiac and vascular diseases (Kiskinis & Eggan, 2010; Ronaghi et al., 2010). However, a major challenge for the widespread application of hPSCs is the development of efficient protocols for cryopreservation...
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It is part of: Chapter 5 in: Katkov, Igor. 2012. Current Frontiers in Cryobiology. IntechOpen. ISBN: 978-953-51-4331-4. DOI: 10.5772/1962. pp. 139-166.
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