Title: Fetal mesenchymal stem cells: isolation, properties and potential use in perinatology and regenerative medicine
Authors: Gucciardo, LĂ©onardo ×
Lories, Rik
Ochsenbein-Koelble, N
Done, Elisa
Zwijsen, An
Deprest, Jan #
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Series Title: BJOG vol:116 issue:2 pages:166-172
Abstract: The fetus is a source of nonembryonic stem cells (SC), with potential applications in perinatal medicine. Cells derived from the placenta, membranes, amniotic fluid or fetal tissues are higher in number, expansion potential and differentiation abilities compared with SC from adult tissues. Although some obstacles keep SC biology at distance from clinical application, the feasibility of using (homologous) SC for tissue engineering for the fetus with a congenital birth defect has been demonstrated. Also, other pathologies may benefit from SC technology.
ISSN: 1470-0328
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Biology (Celgen) (-)
Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
Rheumatology Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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