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Differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to neural- like cells in vitro

Author(s): Nemati Sh | Zare Mehrjerdi N | Baharvand H

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 67;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 527;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Mesenchymal stem cells | neural cells | markers | induction | differentiation

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