Usually, the umbilical cord is discarded after birth. However, the umbilical cord is an important source of hematopoietic stem cells obtained from placental blood and mesenchymal stem cells obtained from the processing of 15 cm of umbilical cord tissue.
Advantages of mesenchymal stem cells:
great potential in the field of regenerative medicine;
multiplied by more than 70 times;
large number of cells that can be isolated from 15 cm of umbilical cord tissue;
high differentiation capacity, capable of generating: nerve cells, bone cells, cartilaginous cells, fat cells, myocardial cells, liver cells and skin cells.
Starting from the mesenchymal stem cells in the umbilical tissue, organs such as the skin, liver, tracheal muscle and others have already been obtained, and specialists are talking today about the possibility of treating cerebral palsy, about the reconstruction of the heart valves and the regeneration of the heart muscle. Certainly innovations in the field of regenerative medicine are just beginning, but medical interventions already undertaken with mesenchymal cells speak for themselves.
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