Isolation of human multipotent neural progenitors from adult filum terminale.

  title={Isolation of human multipotent neural progenitors from adult filum terminale.},
  author={Mercy Varghese and Havard Olstorn and Jon Berg-Johnsen and Morten C Moe and Wayne Murrell and Iver Arne Langmoen},
  journal={Stem cells and development},
  volume={18 4},
Stem cells have been isolated from several CNS regions, including the spinal cord. However, the terminal end of the spinal cord, filum terminale, has been referred to as a fibrovascular tag without neurogenic potential and of no clinical significance. Recently, we were fortunate to acquire some samples of this tissue. We show for the first time that progenitor cells exhibiting the hallmarks of stem cells can be isolated from adult human filum terminale (FTNPs). More specifically, FTNPs self… CONTINUE READING
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