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Int J Mol Sci ; 21(14)2020 Jul 15.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-910461


Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) containing adipose stem cells (ASCs) has been used for many years in regenerative plastic surgery for autologous applications, without any focus on their potential allogenic role. Allogenic SVF transplants could be based on the possibility to use decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) as a scaffold from a donor then re-cellularized by ASCs of the recipient, in order to develop the advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) in fully personalized clinical approaches. A systematic review of this field has been realized in accordance with the Preferred Reporting for Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses-Protocols (PRISMA-P) guidelines. Multistep research of the PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, Pre-MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Clinicaltrials.gov, Scopus database, and Cochrane databases has been conducted to identify articles and investigations on human allogenic ASCs transplant for clinical use. Of the 341 articles identified, 313 were initially assessed for eligibility on the basis of the abstract. Of these, only 29 met all the predetermined criteria for inclusion according to the PICOS (patients, intervention, comparator, outcomes, and study design) approach, and 19 have been included in quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis). Ninety-one percent of the studies previously screened (284 papers) were focused on the in vitro results and pre-clinical experiments. The allogenic use regarded the treatment of perianal fistulas, diabetic foot ulcers, knee osteoarthritis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, refractory rheumatoid arthritis, pediatrics disease, fecal incontinence, ischemic heart disease, autoimmune encephalomyelitis, lateral epicondylitis, and soft tissue defects. The information analyzed suggested the safety and efficacy of allogenic ASCs and ECM transplants without major side effects.

Adipose Tissue/transplantation , Extracellular Matrix , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation , Regenerative Medicine , Tissue Scaffolds , Adipose Tissue/cytology , Animals , Extracellular Matrix/ultrastructure , Humans , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation/adverse effects , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation/methods , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/cytology , Regenerative Medicine/methods , Tissue Engineering/methods , Tissue Scaffolds/chemistry , Transplantation, Homologous/adverse effects , Transplantation, Homologous/methods
Aging Dis ; 11(5): 1191-1201, 2020 Oct.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-814821


Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), and Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (AD-MSCs) have been used for many years in regenerative medicine for clinical and surgical applications. Additionally, recent studies reported improved respiratory activity after intravenous administration of MSCs into patients affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) suggesting their role as anti-viral therapy. Severe COVID-19 patients usually progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, metabolic acidosis that is difficult to correct, coagulation dysfunction, multiple organ failure, and even death in a short period after onset. Currently, there is still a lack of clinically effective drugs for such patients. The high secretory activity, the immune-modulatory effect, and the homing ability make MSCs and in particular AD-MSCs both a potential tool for the anti-viral drug-delivery in the virus microenvironment and potential cellular therapy. AD-MSCs as the most important exponent of MSCs are expected to reduce the risk of complications and death of patients due to their strong anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory capabilities, which can improve microenvironment, promote neovascularization and enhance tissue repair capabilities. In this literature review, the role of regenerative strategies through MSCs, AD-MSCs, and adipocyte-secreted exosomal microRNAs (A-SE-miRs) as a potential antiviral therapy was reported, comparing the results found with current research progress on drugs and vaccines in COVID-19 disease.

Int J Mol Sci ; 21(18)2020 Sep 17.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-789462


At present, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has quickly become a health emergency because no specifics vaccines or drugs, at this moment, are available. Recent studies have shown that the transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients could represent a promising strategy for the development of new therapeutic methods. We speculate and suggest that the secretome of human Oral Tissue Stem Cells (hOTSCs), for their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory specific properties, could exert beneficial effects on the COVID-19 patients through an innovative aerosolisation technique. This non-invasive technique can offer multiple advantages in prophylaxis, as well as the prevention and treatment of severe epidemic respiratory syndrome with minimum risk and optimal therapeutic effects. This has the potential to create a novel pathway towards immunomodulatory therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients.

Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Immunologic Factors/therapeutic use , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/metabolism , Mouth Mucosa/cytology , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Proteome/therapeutic use , COVID-19 , Humans , Immunologic Factors/metabolism , Pandemics , Proteome/metabolism , Secretory Pathway