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García-López G, García-Castro IL, Avila-González D, Molina-Hernández A, Flores-Herrera H, Merchant-Larios H, Díaz-Martínez F
Las células del epitelio amniótico humano (CEAh) como posible fuente de células troncales (CT)
Gac Med Mex 2015; 151 (1)

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There have been major recent advances in the field of developmental biology due to the investigation on stem cells (SC). Stem cells are characterized by their capacity of auto-renewal and differentiation to different cellular phenotypes. Based on the developmental stage, they can be classified into two different types: embryonic SCs and adult SCs. It has been widely reported that several problems need to be resolved before their possible clinical applications. As a result, fetal membranes have been suggested as an alternative source of SCs. In the human amniotic epithelium, the presence of markers of pluripotent SC´s has been reported, and its capacity as a feeder layer for expansion of different SC types. Also, fetal membranes are a discarded product after delivery, and thus there are not any ethical issues related to its use. In conclusion, the human amniotic epithelium can be a strong candidate for regenerative medicine.

Key words: Stem cell, Human fetal membrane, Human amniotic epithelial cell.


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