Feeder-free growth of undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells

  title={Feeder-free growth of undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells},
  author={Chunhui Xu and Margaret S. Inokuma and Jerrod Denham and Kathaleen Golds and Pratima Kundu and Joseph D. Gold and Melissa K. Carpenter},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
Previous studies have shown that maintenance of undifferentiated human embryonic stem (hES) cells requires culture on mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeders. Here we demonstrate a successful feeder-free hES culture system in which undifferentiated cells can be maintained for at least 130 population doublings. In this system, hES cells are cultured on Matrigel or laminin in medium conditioned by MEF. The hES cells maintained on feeders or off feeders express integrin α6 and β1, which may form… CONTINUE READING
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