Mesenchymal cell

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Mesenchymal cells also known as mesenchymal stem cells or marrow stromal cells (MSC) are stem cells that can differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes and adipocytes. MSC differentiate from colony-forming unit-fibroblast (CFU-F). MSCs cultured without serum in the presence of transformation growth factor (TGF) will differentiate into chondrocytes while MSCs cultured in serum with ascorbic acid and dexamethasone will differentiate into osteoblasts.


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