Research Article

Potential of Newborn and Adult Stem Cells for the Production of Vascular Constructs Using the Living Tissue Sheet Approach

Figure 1

Cultured MSCs express smooth muscle cell markers. Expression of smooth muscle cell markers by various cell types in culture, UCB-MSCs (a, e, i, and m) and BMSCs (b, f, j, and n), as well as control cells, SMCs (c, g, k, and o) and DFs (d, h, l, and p). Immunostaining against (red) α-smooth muscle (SM) actin (a–d), calponin (e–h), h-caldesmon (i–l), and keratin-18 (m–p). Nuclei were counterstained with Hoechst (blue); scale bar: 100 μm.