A simple, efficient and economical method for isolating and culturing human umbilical cord blood‑derived mesenchymal stromal cells

Junhe Zhang, Junli Zhao, Qinwen Mao, Haibin Xia

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Abstract

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) hold broad therapeutic potential in various diseases, however, it is difficult to produce sufficient numbers of MSCs for clinical application, therefore, improved culture systems are required. The present study aimed to develop a novel method for isolating and culturing human umbilical cord blood‑derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hUCB‑MSCs). A sequential culture method was developed that uses two types of culture media to optimize the isolation and culture of hUCB‑MSCs. First, DMEM supplemented with mesenchymal stem cell growth supplement was used to improve the colony formation and primary culture success rates of hUCB‑MSCs. Then, after removing the heterogeneous cell population, ordinary DMEM was used from the fourth passage. This method obtained hUCB‑MSCs with high culture efficiency and at a greatly reduced cost. The optimal culture conditions were determined and the hUCB‑MSCs were phenotypically characterized after passaging. Taken together, this simple, efficient and economical method can produce a large number of high‑quality hUCB‑MSCs in <1 month, therefore facilitating the future clinical applications of hUCB‑MSCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5257-5264
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular medicine reports
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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