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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 17453-17476; doi:10.3390/ijms140917453
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The Characterisation of Pluripotent and Multipotent Stem Cells Using Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy

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1 Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia 2 Centre for Biospectroscopy and the School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia 3 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia 4 Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
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Received: 29 May 2013 / Revised: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers of Micro-Spectroscopy in Biological Applications)
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Abstract

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy shows potential as a benign, objective and rapid tool to screen pluripotent and multipotent stem cells for clinical use. It offers a new experimental approach that provides a holistic measurement of macromolecular composition such that a signature representing the internal cellular phenotype is obtained. The use of this technique therefore contributes information that is complementary to that acquired by conventional genetic and immunohistochemical methods.
Keywords: Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy; pluripotent stem cells; multipotent stem cells; regenerative medicine Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy; pluripotent stem cells; multipotent stem cells; regenerative medicine
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Cao, J.; Ng, E.S.; McNaughton, D.; Stanley, E.G.; Elefanty, A.G.; Tobin, M.J.; Heraud, P. The Characterisation of Pluripotent and Multipotent Stem Cells Using Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 17453-17476.

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