Sources of Adult Stem Cells

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Stem cell protocols at the Stem Cell Institute utilize stem cells from one or more of the following tissue sources.

Human umbilical cord tissue

Allogeneic human umbilical cord tissue-derived stem cells (HUB) – a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. Umbilical cord tissue-derived cells are best suited for tissue regeneration due to the tissue repairing function of the mesenchymal stem cells. They are also well-suited for immune system modulation and reducing inflammation.

Adipose (fat) tissue

Autologous adipose-derived (fat) stem cells – the richest source of mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, adipose-derived cells are ideally suited for treating systemic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. They also play a significant role in regenerating injured tissue. Adipose tissue also contains T-regulatory cells which modulate the immune system.

Bone marrow

Autologous (the patient’s own) bone marrow-derived stem cells – a good source of CD34+ stem cells (but a poor source of mesenchymal stem cells) bone marrow-derived stem cells provide support for tissue regeneration via revascularization properties and their ability to support mesenchymal stem cells in the body.