We examined a novel human feeder cell layer of mesenchymal stem cells harvested from human adipose tissues. Gene expression analyses and colony-forming assay with human primary epithelial cells showed that the adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells produced various factors to support epithelial stem/progenitor maintenance and cell growth. Using the mesenchymal stem cells as novel feeder layers, transplantable epithelial cell sheets could be effectively generated ex vivo on temperature-responsive cell-culture surfaces.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
|Published - 10-2008
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Biomedical Engineering