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Project in brief
Wharton's jelly is the connective tissue that surrounds the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. Its physiological function is to keep the umbilical blood vessels open. Cells isolated from Wharton's jelly have a morphology similar to that of fibroblasts. The presence of desmin and smooth muscle α-actin as well as contractile properties were confirmed in these cells.
World scientific reports in recent years have shown that Wharton's jelly is a reservoir of cells with high regenerative potential that can be used in the treatment of many diseases.
The test consists in checking the expression of CD44, CD51, CD73, CD90, CD25 and CD105, CD146 surface antigens - typical for cells of mesenchymal origin, while finding the lack of expression of CD14, CD31, CD34, CD45, CD79, HLA class II antigens in isolated cells, which are markers of hematopoietic and endothelial cell lines.