Putative mesenchymal stem cells isolated from adult human ovaries

  title={Putative mesenchymal stem cells isolated from adult human ovaries},
  author={Martin Stimpfel and Petra Cerkovnik and Srdjan Novakovic and Ales Maver and I. Virant-Klun},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
The purpose of this study was to show that healthy adult human ovaries can be a source of cells showing typical MSCs characteristics under in vitro conditions. The cells, which were isolated from ovarian cortex tissue and named putative ovarian mesenchymal stem cells (PO-MSCs), were compared to bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) and to adult human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs). The results of a gene expression analysis using the Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell RT² Profiler™ PCR Array revealed that PO… CONTINUE READING