Characteristics of hematopoietic stem cells of umbilical cord blood

  title={Characteristics of hematopoietic stem cells of umbilical cord blood},
  author={Anna Hordyjewska and Łukasz Popiołek and Anna Horecka},
Umbilical cord blood collected from the postpartum placenta and cord is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and is an alternative to bone marrow transplantation. In this review we wanted to describe the differences (in phenotype, cytokine production, quantity and quality of cells) between stem cells from umbilical cord blood, bone marrow and peripheral blood. HSCs present in cord blood are more primitive than their counterparts in bone marrow or peripheral blood, and have several… CONTINUE READING
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