Different populations and sources of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC): A comparison of adult and neonatal tissue-derived MSC

The mesenchymal stroma harbors an important population of cells that possess stem cell-like characteristics including self renewal and differentiation capacities and can be derived from a variety of different sources. These multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) can be found in nearly all tissues and are mostly located in perivascular niches. MSC have migratory abilities and [...]

Collagen and glycosaminoglycans of Wharton’s jelly and their alterations in EPH-gestosiss

Some prenatal pathological processes may be caused by biochemical and morphological alterations in the umbilical cord (UC).EPH-gestosis is the most common pregnancy-associated pathological process. For these reasons the role of collagen and glycosaminoglycans (GAGS) of UC in pathobiochemistry of this syndrome seems be important. We studied histology of extracellular matrix components, quantity, solubility and molecular [...]

Antimicrobial Activity of Human Amniotic and Chorionic Membranes

The present study investigated the antimicrobial activity of human amniotic and chorionic membranes against some common bacterial and fungal pathogens. The findings clearly demonstrated the antimicrobial effect of both the amniotic and chorionic membranes against the tested bacterial and fungal pathogens at different dilutions by their maximum and minimum inhibitory zones. The maximum inhibition zone [...]