Journal article

218. Homeobox gene HLX is expressed in choriodecidua mesenchymal stem cells and regulates their ability to migrate

S Qin, P Murthi, S Brennecke, B Kalionis

Reproduction, Fertility and Development | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2008

Abstract

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be prepared from the placenta (PMSC) and the choriodecidua component of the fetal membranes (CDMSC). PMSCs and CDMSCs share basic stem cell properties with adult MSCs but differ in their gene expression profiles and ultrastructure, showing features of more primitive and metabolically quiescent stem cells (1). Homeobox gene transcription factors are critical markers for identifying stem cells and they regulate important stem cell functions. Our laboratory showed the homeobox gene HLX is expressed in the placenta and the choriodecidua component of the fetal membranes, and is a regulator of proliferation in placental cells (2). In this study, our aim was to det..

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