Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 290, Issue 2, pp 223–231

Amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells: characteristics and therapeutic applications

  • Jun Zhou
  • Dejun Wang
  • Tian Liang
  • Qiuyan Guo
  • Guangmei Zhang
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-014-3231-7

Cite this article as:
Zhou, J., Wang, D., Liang, T. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2014) 290: 223. doi:10.1007/s00404-014-3231-7

Abstract

Purpose

Amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells (AF-MSCs) are promising candidates for cell-based therapy. This review presents a comprehensive overview of the features and therapeutic applications of these cells.

Methods

This is a literature review combined with experience of practice.

Conclusion

Although the long-term risks of AF-MSCs require further investigation, these cells are increasing in popularity in the fields of regenerative medicine and targeting therapy because of their unique properties.

Keywords

Mesenchymal stem cell Amniotic fluid Regenerative medicine Non-tumorigenic Cancer 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Zhou
    • 1
  • Dejun Wang
    • 1
  • Tian Liang
    • 1
  • Qiuyan Guo
    • 2
  • Guangmei Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinChina

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