Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have unique immunologic properties that may someday prove useful in cell-based therapy for various degenerative diseases. Its potential is limited, however, by several factors, including the rarity of these cells and difficulty in isolating them. To evaluate their potential as new sources for cell therapy, we isolated MSCs from human fetal tissue (hfMSC) derived from spontaneous abortus (8∼10 weeks) then studied their cell cycle and cell surface marker expression using a fluoresc…
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