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TableĀ 5 Comparison between BMSCs, UC-MSCs and ADSCs for the treatment of SCI

From: Treatment of spinal cord injury with mesenchymal stem cells

Characteristics BMSCs UC-MSCs ADSCs
Harvesting procedure Invasive None invasive Invasive
Easiness to isolate and culture Easy Easy Easy
Effect of age on cell quantity and quality Quantity and quality decline with age Unaffected Quantity and quality decline with age
Potency to differential into nerve cells Lower Higher Lower
Cell renewal Lower proliferative potential Higher proliferative potential Lower proliferative potential
Expression of embryonic markers Lower Higher Lower
Immune modulatory property Good Good Good
Allogeneic cell rejection No No No
Ethical issues No No No
Risk of tumorigenicity Very low Very low Very low