Stem Cells International

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs): NovelMethods for Characterization, Understanding Differentiation, and Function

Publishing date
23 Aug 2013
Submission deadline
20 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore

2Life Technologies, Frederick, MD, USA

3University of Mississippi Medical Centre, Jackson, MS, USA

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs): NovelMethods for Characterization, Understanding Differentiation, and Function


Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) are increasingly being used to treat various disorders. It is important to identify good biomarkers for MSCs from different sources, understand differentiation mechanisms of MSCs into various lineages to predict how MSCs will behave in a transplanted microenvironment. It is also important to optimize cell dose, delivery mode, delivery timing and develop methods for manufacturing and assessing the quality of therapeutically used MSCs. Such optimizations may be tissue or disease specific. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the biology of MSC differentiation. We are particularly interested in articles describing novel methods to characterize MSCs at the molecular and functional level, understanding regulation of MSC differentiation, and identifying the uses of MSCs for treating novel disorders. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Novel biomarkers for MSCs
  • Epigenetic regulation of MSC differentiation
  • Role of MSCs in tumor initiation and progression
  • Novel surfaces for targeted differentiation of MSCs
  • Novel potency assays for MSC
  • Recent advances in delivery of MSCs in different tissues
  • Use of MSCs to treat novel disorders

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 630936
  • - Editorial

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells: Novel Methods for Characterization, Understanding Differentiation, and Function

Vivek Tanavde | Mohan C. Vemuri | Radhika Pochampally
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 192425
  • - Review Article

DNA Methylation Changes during In Vitro Propagation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Implications for Their Genomic Stability?

Angela Bentivegna | Mariarosaria Miloso | ... | Giovanni Tredici
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 387324
  • - Research Article

Different Culture Media Affect Proliferation, Surface Epitope Expression, and Differentiation of Ovine MSC

Carina Adamzyk | Tanja Emonds | ... | Sabine Neuss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 631984
  • - Research Article

Comparing the Gene Expression Profile of Stromal Cells from Human Cord Blood and Bone Marrow: Lack of the Typical “Bone” Signature in Cord Blood Cells

Julia Bosch | Amelie Pia Houben | ... | Gesine Kögler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 892340
  • - Review Article

The Necessity of a Systematic Approach for the Use of MSCs in the Clinical Setting

Christophe Michel Raynaud | Arash Rafii
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 762196
  • - Research Article

Developing a New Two-Step Protocol to Generate Functional Hepatocytes from Wharton’s Jelly-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells under Hypoxic Condition

Patcharee Prasajak | Wilairat Leeanansaksiri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 507301
  • - Review Article

Prospective Isolation of Murine and Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells Based on Surface Markers

Yo Mabuchi | Diarmaid D. Houlihan | ... | Yumi Matsuzaki
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