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Adult stem cells from bone marrow: Cell replacement/tissue repair potential in adult bone marrow stem cells in animal model

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July 3, 2012
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University of Maryland Medical Center
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Researchers report promising results from using adult stem cells from bone marrow in mice to help create tissue cells of other organs, such as the heart, brain and pancreas -- a scientific step they hope may lead to potential new ways to replace cells lost in diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.

searchers from the University of Maryland School of Maryland report promising results from using adult stem cells from bone marrow in mice to help create tissue cells of other organs, such as the heart, brain and pancreas -- a scientific step they hope may lead to potential new ways to replace cells lost in diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.

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The research in collaboration with the University of Paris Descartes is published online in the June 29, 2012 edition of Comptes Rendus Biologies, a publication of the French Academy of Sciences.

"Finding stem cells capable of restoring function to different damaged organs would be the Holy Grail of tissue engineering," says lead author David Trisler, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He adds, "This research takes us another step in that process by identifying the potential of these adult bone marrow cells, or a subset of them known as CD34+ bone marrow cells, to be 'multipotent,' meaning they could transform and function as the normal cells in several different organs."

University of Maryland researchers previously developed a special culturing system to collect a select sample of these adult stem cells in bone marrow, which normally makes red and white blood cells and immune cells. In this project, the team followed a widely recognized study model, used to prove the multipotency of embryonic stem cells, to prove that these bone marrow stem cells could make more than just blood cells. The investigators also found that the CD34+ cells had a limited lifespan and did not produce teratomas, tumors that sometimes form with the use of embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells cultivated from other methods that require some genetic manipulation.

"When taken at an early stage, we found that the CD34+ cells exhibited similar multipotent capabilities as embryonic stem cells, which have been shown to be the most flexible and versatile. Because these CD34+ cells already exist in normal bone marrow, they offer a vast source for potential cell replacement therapy, particularly because they come from a person's own body, eliminating the need to suppress the immune system, which is sometimes required when using adults stem cells derived from other sources," explains Paul Fishman, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The researchers say that proving the potential of these adult bone marrow stem cells opens new possibilities for scientific exploration, but that more research will be needed to see how this science can be translated to humans.


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  1. Bernard Pessac, Vamshi K. Nimmagadda, Tapas Makar, Paul S. Fishman, Christopher T. Bever, David Trisler. Adult hematopoietic progenitors are multipotent in chimeric mice. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 2012; DOI: 10.1016/j.crvi.2012.05.005

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University of Maryland Medical Center. "Adult stem cells from bone marrow: Cell replacement/tissue repair potential in adult bone marrow stem cells in animal model." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 July 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120703162626.htm>.
University of Maryland Medical Center. (2012, July 3). Adult stem cells from bone marrow: Cell replacement/tissue repair potential in adult bone marrow stem cells in animal model. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 27, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120703162626.htm
University of Maryland Medical Center. "Adult stem cells from bone marrow: Cell replacement/tissue repair potential in adult bone marrow stem cells in animal model." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120703162626.htm (accessed February 27, 2015).

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