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Environmental Influences on Stem Cell Behaviour


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1University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

2AUVA Trauma Research Center, Vienna, Austria

3AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland


Environmental Influences on Stem Cell Behaviour

Description

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) reside in an environment that includes physical waves and energy that can interact with subcellular systems as cytoskeleton, transcription factors, and DNA, to finely modulate specific cellular functions. Thus, mechanical forces and physical energy can deeply impact on stem cell multipotency cell senescence, cell polarity, and cell differentiation.

Epigenetic regulation of stem cell functions can be obtained by miRNA, which can modulate stem cell function in response to specific stimuli, such as mechanical stimuli, and physical energy. This in turn can deeply influence the stem cell phenotype. Within this context, this special issue welcomes original articles, focusing on the impact of electromagnetic fields and mechanical stimuli such as shock waves. Papers regarding miRNA modulation of MSC phenotype are also requested.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Electromagnetic fields and cellular fate
  • Mechanical forces, shock waves, and stem cell differentiation
  • miRNA and other epigenetic modulators of stem cell fate

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7415460
  • - Editorial

Environmental Influences on Stem Cell Behavior

Margherita Maioli | Heinz Redl | Martin J. Stoddart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9502451
  • - Research Article

Oxygen Tension Strongly Influences Metabolic Parameters and the Release of Interleukin-6 of Human Amniotic Mesenchymal Stromal Cells In Vitro

Asmita Banerjee | Andrea Lindenmair | ... | Adelheid Weidinger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7412035
  • - Review Article

Tissue Regeneration without Stem Cell Transplantation: Self-Healing Potential from Ancestral Chemistry and Physical Energies

Federica Facchin | Eva Bianconi | ... | Carlo Ventura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9863194
  • - Review Article

Extracellular Vesicles: A New Prospective in Crosstalk between Microenvironment and Stem Cells in Hematological Malignancies

Ilaria Laurenzana | Daniela Lamorte | ... | Geppino Falco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9468085
  • - Research Article

Chemical Activation of the Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Reversibly Reduces Tendon Stem Cell Proliferation, Inhibits Their Differentiation, and Maintains Cell Undifferentiation

Alessandra Menon | Pasquale Creo | ... | Luigi Anastasia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9497325
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Different Factors on the Behavior of Neural Stem Cells

Lixiang Huang | Gan Wang
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