The influence of freezing and storage on the characteristics and functions of human mesenchymal stromal cells isolated for clinical use.


BACKGROUND Studies have shown that stem cell therapy could be a novel option for improving neovascularization and cardiac function in patients with ischemic heart disease. Human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have generated wide interest in the clinical setting because of their ability to regenerate tissue. The aim of the study was to test whether freezing… (More)