Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that are functionally defined by their capacity to self-renew and their ability to differentiate into multiple cell types including adipocytes, chondrocytes, and osteocytes. However, the translation of MSC-based therapies has been confounded by MSC population heterogeneity as well as non-standardized methods for their definition and characterization.
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- How to define MSCs
- Established and new MSC markers
- MSC marker variation by species and/or tissue source
- Methods for MSC isolation, characterization, and validation