Published in Blood Weekly, December 18th, 2003
MSCs "in human umbilical cord blood are multipotent stem cells that differ from hematopoietic stem cells," hematologists in China explained. "They can differentiate in vitro into mesenchymal cells such as osteoblasts and adipocytes. However, differentiation into nonmesenchymal cells has not been demonstrated."
In a recent study, L.L. Hou and colleagues at the Beijing Institute of Transfusion Medicine achieved "the isolation, purification, expansion, and differentiation of human umbilical cord blood MSCs into neurocytes in vitro."
"Cord blood samples...
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