Characterization of equine blood mesenchymal and mammary gland epithelial stem cells.

01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
stem cell blood mammary gland horse
Project description

The isolation and characterization of equine mesenchymal and epithelial stem cells are the main goals of this project. A phenotypical and functional characterization will confirm that the isolated cells are genuine stem cells. The niche (or micro-environment) of both cell types will also be studied more thoroughly. Hereby, the effect on stem cell vitality and differentiation potential will be evaluated.