Optimized method for culturing outgrowth endothelial progenitor cells

@inproceedings{OshimaSudo2011OptimizedMF,
  title={Optimized method for culturing outgrowth endothelial progenitor cells},
  author={Noriko Oshima-Sudo and Qin Li and Yuko Hoshino and Ken-ichi Nakahama and Toshiro Kubota and Ikuo Morita},
  year={2011}
}
Outgrowth endothelial progenitor cells (OECs) are expected to be a valuable source of blood vessels for regenerative medicine. Their properties and functions have been intensively studied, but the feasibility of reliable acquisition remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine an optimized method for obtaining OECs from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB). We isolated mononuclear cells from hUCB and determined the OEC colony formation rate (OEC-CFR) under various conditions on the… CONTINUE READING