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What is Cord Lining?

The umbilical cord contains cord blood, Wharton’s jelly, two umbilical arteries and an umbilical vein. These components are protected by a sheet-like membrane known as the cord lining. While Wharton’s jelly contains one type of stem cells – Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC), the umbilical cord lining contains at least two types of stem cells – Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) and Epithelial Stem Cells (EpSC).

 

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A section of umbilical cord

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