Research Paper Volume 3, Issue 7 pp 672—684

Gene expression profiling suggests a pathological role of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in aging-related skeletal diseases


Figure 1. Growth rate of human bone marrow-derived plastic-adherent cells. (A) Plastic-adherent cells harvested separately from bone marrows of 14 donors were seeded at a density of 1.3 × 103 cells/cm2 (passage 1). Cells were counted after 3 days (left panel) and 6 days (right panel) post-seeding using a hemocytometer, and the fold increase in cell number was calculated. Donors are color-coded as shown in Table I. (B) Cells harvested 6 days post-seeding were subjected to flow cytometric analyses. A representative result is shown.