META­BOLIC SYN­DROME MAY AD­VERSELY AF­FECT HAR­VESTED STEM CELLS

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En­vi­ron­men­tal and Life Sci­ences iso­lated stem cells from fat tis­sue near the tail heads of six healthy horses and six that had EMS. Af­ter the cells were cul­tured, the re­searchers ex­am­ined them for a va­ri­ety of char­ac­ter­is­tics, in­clud­ing mor­phol­ogy, num­ber and gene ex­pres­sions, and com­pared the re­sults.

The data showed that stem cells har­vested from the fat tis­sue of horses with EMS were less likely to sur­vive and pro­lif­er­ate than were those ex­tracted from healthy horses. What’s more, the stem cells from EMS horses had struc­tural flaws and im­paired mi­to­chon­dria, which

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