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Chonnam Med J. 2007 Aug;43(2):67-72. English. Review.
Kim YS , Jeong MH , Cho JG , Park JC , Ahn YK .
The Heart Center of Chonnam National University Hospital, Korea.
Cardiovascular Research Institute of Chonnam National University, Korea.
Clinical Trial Center of Chonnam National University Hospital, Korea.

There has been a rapid progress in research to reveal the molecular mechanism underlying therapeutic effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on cardiovascular diseases. To maximize the beneficial potency of MSCs, various factors such as growth factors and cytokines are applied both directly and indirectly. In addition to modification of stem cell itself, safe and feasible stem cell sources including umbilical cord blood and adipose tissue are actively developed. In conclusion, modified MSCs from various adult tissue were showed beneficial and therapeutic effects on cardiovascular diseases.

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