We compared the capacity of cultured human skin fibroblasts, human umbilical cord cells obtained after normal delivery on gestation week 38–40, and mesenchymal bone marrow stem cells to differentiation into adipocytes, osteoblasts, and chondrocytes. Our findings suggest that mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent cells and can differentiate into adipose, cartilaginous, and bone tissue. Umbilical cord fibroblast-like cells can differentiate into adipocytes and chondrocytes, and only few cells in this culture can differentiate into osteoblasts. Skin fibroblasts differentiate only into adipocytes.
bone marrow mesenchymal stem cellsumbilical cord fibroblast-like cellsskin fibroblasts