Comparative Differentiation of Bone Marrow, Umbilical Cord Blood and Skin Derived Cells Public
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We analyzed the ability of bone marrow-derived stem cells, umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells, quiescent, and FGF-2 stimulated adult human dermal fibroblasts to differentiate into the three main lineages. Histochemical and immunocytochemistry assays were performed on the cell cultures to determine the success of specific differentiation protocols. The data showed that all treatments except the umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells differentiated into the adipogenic lineage, although none of the treatments successfully differentiated into the chondrogenic or osteogenic lineages. The purpose of this project was to develop in vitro assays with which to measure success of future de-differentiation experiments.
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