October 20, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

multipotent stromal cells

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The mesenchymal stem cell (MSC). So important and yet so misunderstood? People pronounce it in different ways. People isolate the MSCs in different ways. Each person’s MSCs are very different. Each lab’s MSCs are different. (see picture above of MSCs showing fibroblastic morphology; source is Wikipedia) Someone once told me that MSCs are the same as hematopoietic stem cells. ‘What the heck?’, was my response. Some people are not sure that MSCs (at least as they are typically thought of) even exist. I remember distinctly …Read More