Multipotent stem cells from umbilical cord: cord is richer than blood!

  title={Multipotent stem cells from umbilical cord: cord is richer than blood!},
  author={Mariane Secco and Eder Zucconi and Natassia Moreira Vieira and Luciana L Q Fogaça and Antonia M.P. Cerqueira and Maria Denise F Carvalho and Tatiana Jazedje and Oswaldo Keith Okamoto and Alysson Renato Muotri and Mayana Zatz},
  journal={Stem cells},
  volume={26 1},
The identification of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) sources that are easily obtainable is of utmost importance. Several studies have shown that MSCs could be isolated from umbilical cord (UC) units. However, the presence of MSCs in umbilical cord blood (UCB) is controversial. A possible explanation for the low efficiency of MSCs from UCB is the use of different culture conditions by independent studies. Here, we compared the efficiency in obtaining MSCs from unrelated paired UCB and UC samples… CONTINUE READING
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