Differentiation potential of human embryonic mesenchymal stem cells for skin-related tissue.

@article{Wu2006DifferentiationPO,
  title={Differentiation potential of human embryonic mesenchymal stem cells for skin-related tissue.},
  author={Meng chao Wu and Lifei Yang and Shao-jie Liu and Hui Li and Ning Tat Hamilton Hui and Fei Wang and H Liu},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={282-91}
}
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have the capacity to differentiate into cells of connective tissue lineages, including bone, fat, cartilage and muscle, but the differentiation of embryonic MSC into epidermal cells by mesenchymal-epithelial transition has not been confirmed. OBJECTIVES To determine the biological characteristics of human embryonic MSC (hMSC) and their potential for differentiation into epithelial cells. METHODS hMSC were derived from 4-7-week-old embryos; they were… CONTINUE READING