HTPT for Hepatitis
Multipotent cells isolated from human term placenta (placenta-derived multipotent cells [PDMCs]) have been known to be able to differentiate into mesodermal lineage cells, including adipocytes and osteoclasts. The low infection rate and young age of placenta compared with other tissue origins of adult stem cells make theses cells attractive target for cell-based therapy.
HTPT for Diabetes
In the present study, we successfully isolated PDMSCs from human placental tissues. The RT-PCR results show that PDMSCs preserved the genetic characteristics of the primitive embryonic stage—Oct-4 and Nanog.
Term Chorionic MSC for Therapy
BM-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are attractive sources for autotransplantation with no risk of rejection, but the use of these cells bas problems, including the necessity of harvesting BM from donors, the donors' age-dependency, limitation to autologous use and difficulty of use for patients with hereditary diseases.