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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 508216, 9 pages
Expression of Mesenchymal Stem Cells-Related Genes and Plasticity of Aspirated Follicular Cells Obtained from Infertile Women
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Šlajmerjeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2Department of Molecular Diagnostics, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloška 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Received 23 November 2013; Revised 21 January 2014; Accepted 22 January 2014; Published 3 March 2014
Academic Editor: Jeroen Krijgsveld
Copyright © 2014 Edo Dzafic et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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