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Generating neuron-like cells from BM-derived mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro

P-F Choong, P-L Mok, S-K Cheong, C-F Leong, K-Y Then



BACKGROUND: The multipotency of stromal cells has been studied extensively. It has been reported that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are capable of differentiating into cells of multilineage. Different methods and reagents have been used to induce the differentiation of MSC. We investigated the efficacy of different growth factors in inducing MSC differentiation into neurons. METHODS: MSC from human BM were isolated and cultured in media supplemented with 10% FBS. These cells were identified and later induced to differentiate into neuron-like cells using different neurotrophic factors. Three different growth factors were used, either alone or in combination: brain-derived neurotrophic facto..

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