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Title: Isolation and characterisation of placental mesenchymal cells
Author: Ingman, Karen Ann
ISNI:       0000 0001 3586 6304
Awarding Body: Manchester University
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2007
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The origin and functions of placental mesenchymal cells, including the macrophage population known as Hofbauer cells, are poorly understood. It is believed these cells may be involved in morphogenesis of the placental villus during development. Speculation over their origin leads to the possibility they may originate from a stem cell population that persists throughout gestation. If significant quantities of stem cells could be isolated from placenta, this would provide an alternative, easily accessible and ethically acceptable source of cells for applications in medicine.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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