Collection and Propagation Methods for Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

Sarah E. Taylor, Peter D. Clegg

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Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are derived from adult mesenchymal tissues and have the ability to undergo differentiation into bone, cartilage, and fat, and have therefore attracted great interest in regenerative medicine. Many isolation and culture methods have been described, making comparison between laboratories and quality-control protocols difficult. A uniform protocol to characterize equine MSC has recently been proposed, aiming to introduce consistency across the equine stem cell research field. This article reviews the published techniques for collection and propagation of equine MSC, focusing on bone marrow-derived and adipose-derived cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-+
Number of pages13
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


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