Amniotic fluid as a rich source of mesenchymal stromal cells for transplantation therapy.

@article{Antonucci2011AmnioticFA,
  title={Amniotic fluid as a rich source of mesenchymal stromal cells for transplantation therapy.},
  author={Ivana Antonucci and Liborio Stuppia and Yuji Kaneko and Seongjin Yu and Naoki Tajiri and Eunkyung Cate Bae and Sonia H Chheda and Nathan L. Weinbren and Cesario V. Borlongan},
  journal={Cell transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={789-95}
}
Stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid are known to be able to differentiate into different cells types, thus being considered as a powerful tool for cellular therapy of different human diseases. In the last 4 years, amniotic fluid-derived stem (AFS) cells have been shown to express embryonic and adult stem cell markers. These cells can be considered an intermediate stage between embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. AFS cells can give rise to adipogenic, osteogenic, myogenic, endothelial… CONTINUE READING

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