Table 1: The levels of bFGF released to the supernatants of explant and enzymatic culture method ( ).

Culture with tissueAfter tissue removal
Day 3Day 6Day 7Day 12Day 14Day 18Day 21

Explant culture (mean ± SD, ng/g of Wharton’s jelly)41.8 ± 7.023.6 ± 10.38.4 ± 2.84.6 ± 1.73.2 ± 1.22.1 ± 0.82.0 ± 0.9
Enzyme digestion (mean ± SD, ng/g of Wharton’s jelly)23.5 ± 6.28.4 ± 8.33.9 ± 3.22.2 ± 0.42.1 ± 0.32.7 ± 1.53.1 ± 1.9