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Table 1 The merit and demerit of three stem cell types

From: Applicability of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes

  Differentiation potency Mutation effects Ethical and legal issues Immunogenicity
ESCs Pluripotent None Yes Elicits autoimmune response
ASCs Multipotent to unipotent None None Low
iPSCs Pluripotent Yes None Immune response