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The Effects of Ageing on Proliferation Potential, Differentiation Potential and Cell Surface Characterisation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 4 ]


Emma Fossett, Wasim S. Khan, Philip Pastides and Adetola B. Adesida   Pages 282 - 286 ( 5 )


Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have a great capacity for use in regenerative medicine and other clinical applications. However, one question creating curiosity of their use, is how they are affected by ageing. As we now live within an ageing population, the prevalence of age related disorders is increasing, so it is important to investigate how effectively MSCs from older patients can be expanded and differentiated in vitro before their use in autologous cell transplantation. This paper will look at how ageing effects proliferation potential, differentiation potential and cell surface characterisation of human mesenchymal stem cells.


Ageing, characterisation, differentiation, mesenchymal stem cells, proliferation, regenerative medicine, inner cell mass, embryonic stem, adult stem cells, muscle tissue


Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2R3.

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