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Table 3 Outcome of separation of BMPC-rich elutriation fraction using magnetic beads coated with specific antibodies

From: Mesenchymal precursor cells in the blood of normal individuals

  Starting fraction Post separation
Cells (×106) Monocytes (%) T cells (%) CD antibody coating beads Cells (×106) Fibroblasts/HPFs*
8.7 59 30 34(-) 6.5 ++++
10.5 70 24 14(-) 2.8 +
    14(+) 4.8 +
    14(+/-) 2.1 +++
  1. *Mean of 6-10 fields. + = up to 5; ++ = 5-10; +++ = 10-15; ++++ = 15-20.