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Assessment of presence and characteristics of multipotent stromal cells in human endometrium and decidua.
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PMID:  20117049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review discusses the presence and characteristics of multipotent stromal cells in human endometrium and decidua. A number of research groups have reported the isolation and characterization of multipotent stromal cells from the basal layer of the endometrium, and in a single case just from the menstrual blood, i.e. the superficial functional layer. Similarly, multipotent pre-decidual stromal cells are isolated from early decidua and characterized accordingly. Multipotent endometrial stromal cells and multipotent decidual stromal cells are shown to express the basic features of adult stem cells, which are clonogenicity, self-renewal, a potential to differentiate into adipogenic, osteogenic, chrondrogenic, endothelial-like cells and a specific set of surface molecules (CD73, CD90 and CD105). So far, it is not clear whether the same population of multipotent stromal cells is isolated from the basal endometrium or early decidua because it has been shown that in some cases the differentiation potential of endometrial stromal cells is more restricted in comparison to the decidual stromal cells. It is reasonable to assume that it is one cell population under different control by hormonal, paracrine and autocrine factors. Thus far, the functions of these cells have not been convincingly revealed.
Stanimir Kyurkchiev; Atanas Shterev; Rumen Dimitrov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive biomedicine online     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1472-6491     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Biomed. Online     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-26     Completed Date:  2010-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101122473     Medline TA:  Reprod Biomed Online     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction Acad K Bratanov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 73 Tzarigradsko shosse, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Differentiation
Cell Separation
Decidua / cytology*
Endometrium / cytology*
Mesenchymal Stem Cells / immunology,  physiology
Multipotent Stem Cells / immunology,  physiology
Stromal Cells / cytology*,  immunology,  physiology

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