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Isolation, Expansion, and Characterization of Wharton’s Jelly-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cell: Method to Identify Functional Passages for Experiments

  • Shuh-Wen Aung
  • Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
  • Thamil Selvee RamasamyEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series

Abstract

The therapeutic potential of human mesenchymal stromal stem cells (hMSCs) for cell-based therapeutic is greatly influenced by the in vitro culture condition including the culture conditions. Nevertheless, there are many technical challenges needed to be overcome prior to the clinical use including the quantity, quality, and heterogeneity of the cells. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a stem cell culture procedure or protocol for cell expansion in order to generate reproducible and high-quality cells in accordance with good manufacturing practice for clinical and therapeutic purposes. Here we assessed the MSCs characteristic of human Wharton’s jelly mesenchymal stromal cells in in vitro culture according to the criteria established by the International Society for Cellular Therapy. Besides, the viability of the WJMSCs was determined in order to increase the confidence that the cells are employed to meet the therapeutic efficacy.

Keywords

Wharton’s jelly Mesenchymal stromal cells In vitro passaging Replication senescence Stemness 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by High Impact Research MOHE Grant UM.C/625/1/HIR/MOHE/DENT/01 from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS FP044-2014B) from Ministry of Education, Malaysia, and University of Malaya Research Grant (RP019C-13HTM) from University of Malaya.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuh-Wen Aung
    • 1
    • 2
  • Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thamil Selvee Ramasamy
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of DentistryUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Regenerative Dentistry Research Group, Faculty of DentistryUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Stem Cell Biological Laboratory, Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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