Table 1

Summary of differentiation data
Differentiation
Adipocyte Osteocyte Chondrocyte
Bone marrow ++ ++ ++
Breast adipose ++ ++ ++
Olfactory tissue +/- +/- -
Foreskin fibroblasts +/- +/- ++

Bone marrow, breast adipose, olfactory tissue and foreskin fibroblast cells were tested for their ability to function as mesenchymal stem cells by examining their tri-lineage (adipocyte, osteocyte and chondrocyte) differentiation potential. Extensive (++), moderate (+), rare (+/-) and negative (-) differentiation is indicated.

Wetzig et al.

Wetzig et al. BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2121-14-54

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