Human first-trimester fetal MSC express pluripotency markers and grow faster and have longer telomeres than adult MSC.

The biological properties of stem cells are key to the success of cell therapy, for which MSC are promising candidates. Although most therapeutic applications to date have used adult bone marrow MSC, increasing evidence suggests that MSC from neonatal and mid-gestational fetal tissues are more plastic and grow faster. Fetal stem cells have been isolated… CONTINUE READING