Effects of Pharmacological Agents on Human Amniotic Fluid-Derived Stem Cells in Culture.

@article{Dziadosz2016EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Pharmacological Agents on Human Amniotic Fluid-Derived Stem Cells in Culture.},
  author={Margaret Dziadosz and Michael Kam-tim Chan and Ross S. Basch and B K Levay Young},
  journal={Stem cells and development},
  year={2016}
}
Amniotic fluid contains multipotent cells and could be a source of stem cells for clinical use. Amniotic fluid cells (AFCs) are made up of a heterogeneous population of fetal cells that can be retrieved during pregnancy without ethical concerns as it is a standard clinical procedure. Studies of proliferation, multipotent marker expression, differentiation, and gene expression were performed after culturing with dexamethasone, valproic acid, and magnesium sulfate. There were correlations between… CONTINUE READING