Expansion of cord blood progenitors and use for hemopoietic reconstitution.

Abstract

A high number of stem cells migrate in fetal blood and, at birth, the number of progenitors in cord blood equals or exceeds that of adult bone marrow. Recently hemopoiesis has been successfully reconstituted with the infusion of cord blood cells. It is important to clearly define the quantity and quality of cord blood totipotent and multilineage progenitors… (More)

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