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Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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ISSN (Print): 1389-2010
ISSN (Online): 1873-4316

Stem Cell Differentiation Stage Factors from Zebrafish Embryo: A Novel Strategy to Modulate the Fate of Normal and Pathological Human (Stem) Cells

Author(s): Pier M. Biava, Silvia Canaider, Federica Facchin, Eva Bianconi, Liza Ljungberg, Domenico Rotilio, Fabio Burigana and Carlo Ventura

Volume 16, Issue 9, 2015

Page: [782 - 792] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/1389201016666150629102825

Abstract

In spite of the growing body of evidence on the biology of the Zebrafish embryo and stem cells, including the use of Stem Cell Differentiation Stage Factors (SCDSFs) taken from Zebrafish embryo to impact cancer cell dynamics, comparatively little is known about the possibility to use these factors to modulate the homeostasis of normal human stem cells or to modulate the behavior of cells involved in different pathological conditions. In the present review we recall in a synthetic way the most important researches about the use of SCDSFs in reprogramming cancer cells and in modulating the high speed of multiplication of keratinocytes which is characteristic of some pathological diseases like psoriasis. Moreover we add here the results about the capability of SCDSFs in modulating the homeostasis of human adiposederived stem cells (hASCs) isolated from a fat tissue obtained with a novel-non enzymatic method and device. In addition we report the data not yet published about a first protein analysis of the SCDSFs and about their role in a pathological condition like neurodegeneration.

Keywords: Stem cell differentiation stage factors, cancer stem cells, human adipose-derived stem cells, cell reprogramming, cancer therapies, psoriasis, anti-aging treatments, neurodegeneration.


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