Stem Cell Treatment for Rejuvenation

Related Articles Application of Cell Therapy for Anti-Aging Facial Skin. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2019;14(3):244-248 Authors: Zarei F, Abbaszadeh A Abstract The human skin undergoes the complex process of aging which is prompted by the interplay of intrinsic mechanisms and extrinsic influences. Aging is unavoidable but can be somewhat delayed. Numerous approaches have been developed to slow down facial skin aging process as it is of interest to stake holders in the beauty and fashion world as well as to plastic surgeons. Adipose-derived stem cell [ADSC] and mesenchymal stem cell [MSC] as potential anti-aging agents to some extent have provided a promising and effective alternative in managing skin and facial skin aging. Furthermore, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells [BMMSC] have exhibited similar ability to rejuvenate aged skin. This review is aimed at giving a comprehensive account of the application of stem cells especially ADSCs and MSCs to reduce or slow down the rate of facial skin aging process. PMID: 30421684 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Related Articles Reciprocal modulation of cell functions upon direct interaction of adipose mesenchymal stromal and activated immune cells. Cell Biochem Funct. 2019 Jun;37(4):228-238 Authors: Bobyleva P, Gornostaeva A, Andreeva E, Ezdakova M, Gogiya B, Buravkova L Abstract The interaction of adipose mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) and allogeneic peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) is regulated either through direct or paracrine mechanisms. Here, we examined the impact of direct contact in reciprocal regulation of ASC-PBMC functions. Activated PBMCs in vitro induced ASC immunomodulatory activity, while direct and paracrine intercellular interactions regulated PBMCs themselves: the functional state of the organelles was altered, and activation decreased. Direct contact with immune cells affected the activity of ASC intracellular compartments, in particular, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and decreased the growth rate. Some ASC properties, including motility, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and major histocompatibility complex class I and II antigens (HLA-ABC and HLA-DR, respectively) expression, did not depend on contact with PBMCs and were only regulated by paracrine means. Direct ASC and PBMC contact favoured an angiogenesis-supportive microenvironment, possibly due to the greater production of VEGF by ASCs; this microenvironment also contained a higher leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) level. Thus, a change in the functional activity of ASCs and PBMCs upon interaction promoted the formation of an immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, and proangiogenic microenvironment. This environment could help resolve inflammation and further restore damaged tissue. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY: Numerous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of transplanted mesenchymal stromal cells, particularly ASCs, for the treatment of a number of autoimmune diseases as well as various tissue injuries. To improve the efficiency of these methods, it is necessary to understand the principal events that occur when ASCs are introduced, primarily the molecular mechanisms of interaction between ASCs and the recipient immune system. We demonstrated that an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and angiostimulatory shift in the paracrine profile upon the interaction of activated PBMCs and ASCs changes the functional activity of both cell types, a phenomenon that is potentiated by direct cell-cell contact. PMID: 30932215 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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