[Concept of mesenchymal stem cells: bring more insights into functional research of MSC].

@article{Zhao2013ConceptOM,
  title={[Concept of mesenchymal stem cells: bring more insights into functional research of MSC].},
  author={Chun-hua Zhao},
  journal={Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={263-7}
}
Mesenchymal stem cells have generated great interest among researchers and physicians due to their unique biological characteristics and potential clinical applications. Here, I propose for the first time the concept of a hierarchical system which is composed of all mesenchymal stem cells from post-embryonic subtotipotent stem cells to MSC progenitors. Post-embryonic subtotipotent stem cells are left-over cells during embryonic development and are on the top of the hierarchy. MSC system is a… CONTINUE READING