Mesenchymal stem cells of the human umbilical cord: New and attractive resources for regenerative medicine

Thomas Meyer, Anne Pfeiffroth, Bettina Meyer & Christoph-Thomas Germer
Introduction: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are widely distributed in a variety of tissues and can be isolated. However, MSC have to be taken from a healthy organism and therefore, are rare. The aim of our studies was to confirm the presence of MSC in the human umbilical cord for the first time, to isolate[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]