Adipose Stem Cells: Fat or Cure?

Katelyn Won
4 min readAug 29, 2023

The Basics

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are cells that are typically derived from the embryonic stage of development of humans or any bilateral triploblast organisms. They are the Adam and Eve of cells such as adipocytes (fat cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells), and osteoblasts (bone cells), meaning that these cells, with the help of specific cytokine signaling pathways, can commit to a certain cell lineage and thus characterized as “multipotent”. Current researchers are focusing on harvest of these cells in order to reuse them for, for…

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Katelyn Won

Hi there! I am a 17 year old biotechnology enthusiast from Southern California. Feel free to read my articles on emerging technologies, innovations, & much more