Multiple tissues can serve as a source of adult or somatic stem cells. Some of these tissues are available at only one point in the lifecycle, such as the umbilical cord, Wharton's jelly, and placenta. In contrast, others are available throughout life and these include adipose tissue, bone marrow, and skeletal muscle. This chapter focuses on the latter three tissues due to their availability and utility for autologous and allogeneic transplantation.
|Title of host publication||Tissue Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Lab to Clinic|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 2011|