What are autologous stem cells?
Stem cells are unique to other cells as they have the capacity of self-regeneration by a series of cellular divisions, and to continue until they develop a tissue differentiation, thanks to a characteristic of the cell called plasticity.
The main characteristic of autologous stem cells is that they are extracted from the patient’s body.
Stem cells have three main characteristics:
- They can divide themselves giving birth to new copies of themselves
- They differentiate into other cell types
- Their goal is to colonize, repair and organize new tissues.
Autologous stem cells have the capacity of renew themselves and to renew damaged tissues in different places in the body.