Are agricultural and natural sources of bio-products important for modern regenerative medicine? A review
Maciej Nowacki 1, Katarzyna Nowacka 2, Tomasz Kloskowski 3, Marta Pokrywczyńska 3, Dominik Tyloch 3, Marta Rasmus 3, Karolina Warda 3, Tomasz Drewa 3 1 - Chair and Department of Surgical Oncology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Ludwik Rydygier Medical College, The Prof. F. Łukaszczyk Memorial Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland 2 - Chair of Cosmetology and Aesthetic Dermatology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Ludwik Rydygier Medical College in Bydgoszcz, Polan 3 - Chair of Urology, Department of Regenerative Medicine, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Ludwik Rydygier Medical College in Bydgoszcz, Poland Ann Agric Environ Med
ICID: 1235171 Article type: Original article
Introduction and objectives. As tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have continued to evolve within the field of biomedicine, the fundamental importance of bio-products has become increasingly apparent. This true not only in cases where they are derived directly from the natural environment, but also when animals and plants are specially bred and cultivated for their production. Objective. The study aims to present and assess the global influence and importance of selected bio-products in current regenerative medicine via a broad review of the existing literature. In particular, attention is paid to the matrices, substances and grafts created from plants and animals which could potentially be used in experimental and clinical regeneration, or in reconstructive procedures. Summary. Evolving trends in agriculture are likely to play a key role in the future development of a number of systemic and local medical procedures within tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This is in addition to the use of bio-products derived from the natural environment which are found to deliver positive results in the treatment of prospective patients.