Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (RO1 HL119218, T32 HL007849)
Received: 23 August 2017
Accepted: 13 December 2017
First Online: 21 December 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the University of Virginia Animal Care and Use Committee. Protocol approval number: 2624. Human umbilical cords were used to isolate mesenchymal stromal cells. The cords were discarded tissues from apparently healthy, anonymous donors. The work with human tissues was reviewed by the Kansas State University Institutional Human Subjects Review Board and deemed to be not human subject’s research (IRB review #5189).
: Not applicable.
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