Journal article

Valproic acid stimulates in vitro migration of the placenta-derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cell line CMSC29.

Balta Al-Sowayan, Rosemary J Keogh, Mohammed Abumaree, Harry M Georgiou, Bill Kalionis

Stem Cell Investig | Published : 2019


Background: The placenta is an abundant source of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC), but our understanding of their functional properties remains limited. We previously created a placental-derived chorionic MSC (CMSC) cell line to overcome the difficulties associated with conducting extensive ex vivo optimization and experimental work on primary cells. The aim of this study was to characterize the migratory behavior of the CMSC29 cell line in vitro. Methods: Stimulators of MSC migration, including two cytokines, stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), and a pharmacological agent, valproic acid (VPA), were tested for their ability to stimulate CMSC29 cel..

View full abstract