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Tracking stem cells in tissue-engineered organs using magnetic nanoparticles

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Abstract

The use of human stem cells (SCs) in tissue engineering holds promise in revolutionising the treatment of numerous diseases. There is a pressing need to comprehend the distribution, movement and role of SCs once implanted onto scaffolds. Nanotechnology has provided a platform to investigate this through the development of inorganic magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). MNPs can be used to label and track SCs by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) since this clinically available imaging modality has high spatial resolution. In this review, we highlight recent applications of iron oxide and gadolinium based MNPs in SC labelling and MRI; and offer novel considerations for their future development.

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2013, accepted on 11 Sep 2013 and first published on 23 Sep 2013


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR03861K
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 11362-11373
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    Tracking stem cells in tissue-engineered organs using magnetic nanoparticles

    R. Hachani, M. Lowdell, M. Birchall and N. T. K. Thanh, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 11362
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR03861K

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