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banca di cellule staminali mesenchimali fetali

BCSMF

ISTITUZIONE
aor villa sofia cervello palermo
RESPONSABILE
maria concetta renda
DESCRIZIONE
Within the BB are collected, characterized, stored and distributed amniotic fluids (AF) from amniocentesis performed for maternal age. Donors are between the ages of 36 and 45 and they have no positive history for genetic diseases.Women choose to donate to the BB the first 3 ml of AF that cannot be used for prenatal diagnosis and would therefore be eliminated. AF are rich in fetal mesenchymal stem cells (FMSC). FMSC are able to regenerate tissues (adipose, cartilage, bone), have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, and show a high proliferative potential. For this reason, BCSMF is an important resource of FMSC that could be employed in regenerative medicine , autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, allogenic bone marrow transplantation, in-utero transplantation