Synergistic Integration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hydrostatic Pressure in the Expansion and Maintenance of Human Hematopoietic/Progenitor Cells
Representative heatmap. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) arrays identified genes associated with blood-related surface/lineage markers, cytokine and growth factors, cell cycle regulators, blood cell activation, blood-related differentiation, hematopoiesis regulators, and signaling molecules. The overall gene expression pattern of each group was analyzed using hierarchical clustering. Each sample is arranged on the horizontal axis, and genes are arranged on the vertical axis. The order of arrangement is based on the similarity of gene expression patterns ().