Journal article

Efficient isolation and enrichment of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow

Michela Pierini, Barbara Dozza, Enrico Lucarelli, Pier Luigi Tazzari, Francesca Ricci, Daniel Remondini, Claudia di Bella, Sandro Giannini, Davide Donati

Cytotherapy | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND AIMS: Bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have been identified as a source of pluripotent stem cells used in clinical practice to regenerate damaged tissues. BM MSC are commonly isolated from BM by density-gradient centrifugation. This process is an open system that increases the risk of sample contamination. It is also time consuming and requires technical expertise that may result in variability regarding cellular recovery. The BD Vacutainer® Cell Preparation Tube™ (CPT) was conceived to separate mononuclear cells from peripheral blood. The main goal of this study was to verify whether MSC could be isolated from BM using the CPT. METHODS: BM was harvested, divided i..

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