Isolation of Small SSEA-4-Positive Putative Stem Cells from the Ovarian Surface Epithelium of Adult Human Ovaries by Two Different Methods
Expression of genes related to pluripotency and embryonic stem cells of putative ovarian stem cells (OSC1-3; green) in comparison with human embryonic stem cells (ESC1-3; violet) and human adult (dermal) fibroblasts (FB1-3; blue), revealed by RT-PCR (Fluidigm). Two OSC samples clustered with hESCs and one OSC sample clustered with fibroblasts. (a) Heatmap clustering. (b) Hierarchical clustering. (c) Principal component analysis (PCA).