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Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (AJMB)   OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2014 , Volume 6 , Number 4; Page(s) 218 To 227.
 
Paper: 

DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD MATRIX-DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO GERM-LIKE CELLS

 
 
Author(s):  LATIFPOUR MOSTAFA, SHAKIBA YADOLLAH, AMIDI FARDIN, MAZAHERI ZOHREH, SOBHANI ALIGHOLI*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that can be collected from different sources. Under specific conditions, MSCs can be differentiated to tissue specific cells in vitro. Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hUCMSCs) can easily be harvested and cultured in in vitro conditions. Production of germ cells from mesenchymal stem cells is a very interesting and promising area in the field of reproductive medicine. In the present study, the possible trans-differentiation of hUCMSCs into Primordial like Germ Cell (PGC) was performed in vitro under specific condition.
Methods: Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells were cultured and expanded in DMEM medium containing 10% FBS. The cultured cells were studied for differentiation ability to adipocytes and osteocytes. Furthermore, MSCs related markers were identified by flow cytometry method. For PGC differentiation, hUCMS cells were cultured in differentiation medium containing Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 (BMP4) and it was followed by retinoic acid (RA). Real time PCR and immunocytochemistry analysis were performed to evaluate the expression of PGC specific genes and proteins, respectively.
Results: Our results showed that hUCMSCs cultured in the presence of BMP4 and RA are able to transdifferentiate in to PGC like cells in vitro. Real time PCR and immunocytochemistry results showed that differentiated cells expressed PGC specific markers after 14 days of culture.
Conclusion: Based on these results, it was concluded that hUCMSC may be considered as a promising alternative cell source in reproductive medicine.
More studies including laboratory and also animal models are needed to evaluate the functionality of differentiated PGCs before introducing them to clinical applications.

 
Keyword(s): BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN, GERM CELLS, MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS, RETINOIC ACID
 
 
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LATIFPOUR, M., & SHAKIBA, Y., & AMIDI, F., & MAZAHERI, Z., & SOBHANI, A. (2014). DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD MATRIX-DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO GERM-LIKE CELLS. AVICENNA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (AJMB), 6(4), 218-227. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403219



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LATIFPOUR MOSTAFA, SHAKIBA YADOLLAH, AMIDI FARDIN, MAZAHERI ZOHREH, SOBHANI ALIGHOLI. DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD MATRIX-DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO GERM-LIKE CELLS. AVICENNA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (AJMB). 2014 [cited 2021May07];6(4):218-227. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403219



IEEE: Copy

LATIFPOUR, M., SHAKIBA, Y., AMIDI, F., MAZAHERI, Z., SOBHANI, A., 2014. DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD MATRIX-DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO GERM-LIKE CELLS. AVICENNA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (AJMB), [online] 6(4), pp.218-227. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403219.



 
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