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Primary culture of human amniotic fluid cells harvested from full-term pregnancies


Joharry , Muhammad Khair and Karuppiah, Thilakavathy and Rejali, Zulida and Yazid, Mohd Nazri and Nordin, Norshariza (2014) Primary culture of human amniotic fluid cells harvested from full-term pregnancies. Regenerative Research, 3 (2). pp. 120-121. ISSN 2232-0822


Heterogeneous cells contained in human amniotic fluid (AF) are believed to hold therapeutic potential. Mid-term AF has been discovered to harbor high potency stem cell population. However, it is not clear whether AF of full-term pregnancy contains this type of cells. In an effort to explore this possibility, primary culture of AF harvested from full-term pregnancies or during deliveries needs to be established. Here, we aimed to culture and propagate AF cells of 38-40 weeks gestation collected during normal (ARM) and cesarean section (C-Sect) deliveries. The time taken for both cells to reach confluency and the cell morphology were compared and evaluated. We found C-Sect samples took shorter time to confluent compared to ARM samples in Amniomax with both exhibiting similar cell morphology. These results prove the presence of viability cells residing in full-term AF, thus, giving us high hope for the existence of stem cell population in the fluid, which is normally discarded.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society of Malaysia
Keywords: Amniotic fluid; Stem cells; Primary culture
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2015 07:38
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2015 07:38
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35050
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