colony-forming unit

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colony-forming unit

a unit of cells in bone marrow capable of generating or increasing the proliferation of new blood cells.
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col·o·ny-form·ing u·nit

(CFU) (kol'ŏ-nē-fōrm'ing yū'nit)
1. A stem cell in culture capable of proliferating and differentiating into more mature cells. If the CFU is committed to a specific cell line, it is designated by an additional letter to indicate its commitment; e.g., CFU-E is committed to erythroid maturation; CFU-GM is committed to granulocyte-monocyte maturation.
2. Term used in microbiology to designate a colony formed from a single bacterium or fungus.
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Myeloid differentiation was measured by colony forming cell assay (CFC), conducted using MethoCult Growth Factor H4034 (Stem Cell Technologies).
Colony Forming Cell Assay.--The colony-forming cell assay is an in vitro assay used in the study of stem cells.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 1, 2019 -- Cibinetide, the lead compound of Araim Pharmaceuticals, was recently shown to improve the efficacy of endothelial colony forming cell (ECFC) transplantation to repair the vasculature in the retina.
The primary endpoint of the trial is the emergence of mitomycin-C, or MMC, resistance in bone marrow colony forming cells. A surrogate endpoint is a diepoxybutane, or DEB, chromosomal stability of peripheral blood T-lymphocytes.
(ORGS) announced publication of an independent study showing that co-implantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) with AIP cells doubled their survival rates and tripled insulin production in-vivo.
Transgelin is found in the endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) that line the walls of blood vessels.
Bischoff, "Endothelial colony forming cells and mesenchymal progenitor cells form blood vessels and increase blood flow in ischemic muscle," Scientific Reports, vol.
Previous studies have not only found reduced flow mediated vasodilation [11, 13, 14], a measure of endothelial function, but also decreased CD34+ CD133+ CD31+ circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) cells with increased CD34+ CD45- endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) [15], an indicator of altered endothelial repair, in children and adolescents with T1DM.
demonstrated the inhibition of endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) by a Src kinase inhibitor, dasatinib, highlighting the use of this technology to measure cellular migration to classify compounds by biological phenotype early in the drug discovery process.
Ploemacher et al, 1999 tested recombinant BMP-9 at a concentration of 3 ng/mL on murine bone marrow cells and found an increased number of colony forming cells in semisolid cultures compared to higher concentrations.
The study results show that co-implantation of mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, and endothelial colony forming cells, or ECFCs, with AIP cells led to doubling the survival rates and a three-fold increase in insulin production, in-vivo.