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Human Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Target Brain Tumor-Initiating Cells

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Migratory ability of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAT-MSCs) toward brain tumor-initiating cells (BTICs) in vitro.

(A) The migration ability of hAT-MSCs was assessed and compared with that of HFF1 cells. Representative images of stained filters show migrated hAT-MSCs toward medulloblastoma-BTICs, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT)-BTICs and glioblastoma-BTICs. hAT-MSCs exhibited greater migratory abilities toward BTICs compared with HFF1 cells and hAT-MSCs did not migrate toward HFF1; ×40 magnification. (B) Migration was quantified based on the OD value after dissolving the stained cells. The data shown are averages of quadruplicate wells, and bars represent ± SD. ***Significant difference from control (P < 0.001).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129292.g002