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Stem cells in human breast milk

Ninkina, Natalia, Kukharsky, Michail S, Hewitt, Maria V, Lysikova, Ekaterina A, Skuratovska, Larissa N, Deykin, Alexey V and Buchman, Vladimir 2019. Stem cells in human breast milk. Human Cell 32 (3) , pp. 223-230. 10.1007/s13577-019-00251-7

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Abstract

Recent studies have demonstrated that breast milk contains a population of cells displaying many of the properties typical of stem cells. This review outlines progress made in this newly emerging field of stem cell biology and provides an analysis of the available data on purification, propagation and differentiation of certain types of progenitor cells from breast milk. The possible fates of breast milk cells, including microchimerism caused by their transmission to the distant organs of the infant, are also discussed. Unique properties of breast milk-derived stem cells, such as their unusually low tumorigenic potential and their negligible ability to form teratomas, are highlighted as obvious advantages for using these cells in regenerative therapy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0914-7470
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 22 March 2019
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 20:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/121123

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