Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

Stromal cells originate from a variety of tissues and may have possible therapeutic applications in tissue repair in myocardial infarcts. This project investigated the relationships between human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (BM/ MSC), dermis-derived stromal cells, and cardiac-derived stromal cells by in vitro characterization for surface markers, secretory profiles, differentiation capacity, and DNA methylation patterns. Cell characterization is important for cell therapies and it helps to better understand the functions of these cell types and the mechanism of actions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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