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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 716--721

In vitro differentiation of neural cells from human adipose tissue derived stromal cells

1 Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, IKDRC-ITS, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Department of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Transfusion Services and Immunohematology, IKDRC-ITS, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, IKDRC-ITS, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shruti D Dave
Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, G. R. Doshi and K. M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC), Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.232326

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Background: Stem cells, including neural stem cells (NSCs), are endowed with self-renewal capability and hence hold great opportunity for the institution of replacement/protective therapy. We propose a method for in vitro generation of stromal cells from human adipose tissue and their differentiation into neural cells. Materials and Methods: Ten grams of donor adipose tissue was surgically resected from the abdominal wall of the human donor after the participants' informed consents. The resected adipose tissue was minced and incubated for 1 hour in the presence of an enzyme (collagenase-type I) at 370C followed by its centrifugation. After centrifugation, the supernatant and pellets were separated and cultured in a medium for proliferation at 370C with 5% CO2 for 9-10 days in separate tissue culture dishes for generation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC). At the end of the culture, MSC were harvested and analyzed. The harvested MSC were subjected for further culture for their differentiation into neural cells for 5-7 days using differentiation medium mainly comprising of neurobasal medium. At the end of the procedure, culture cells were isolated and studied for expression of transcriptional factor proteins: orthodenticle homolog-2 (OTX-2), beta-III-tubulin (β3-Tubulin), glial-fibrillary acid protein (GFAP) and synaptophysin-β2. Results: In total, 50 neural cells-lines were generated. In vitro generated MSC differentiated neural cells' mean quantum was 5.4 ± 6.9 ml with the mean cell count being, 5.27 ± 2.65 × 103/μl. All of them showed the presence of OTX-2, β3-Tubulin, GFAP, synaptophysin-β2. Conclusion: Neural cells can be differentiated in vitro from MSC safely and effectively. In vitro generated neural cells represent a potential therapy for recovery from spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative disease.


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