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Table 1 Summary of donor characteristics. Fat samples were obtained from healthy cats with the following characteristics.

From: Viability, yield and expansion capability of feline MSCs obtained from subcutaneous and reproductive organ adipose depots

  Pediatric Reproductive Tissue Adult
Reproductive Tissue
Adult Subcutaneous Tissue
Age (years) 0.38 ± 0.06 # 3.68 ± 0.85 3.81 ± 1.90
Sex (% female) 100 % 100 % 29 %
Donor Body Weight (kg) 2.20 ± 0.02 # 3.57 ± 0.32 4.50 ± 0.44
Body Condition Scores (1 to 5) 3.44 ± 0.31 3.43 ± 0.20 4.50 ± 0.20 *
Average Tissue Weight
(gm)
0.40 ± 0.06 0.34 ± 0.29 9.00 ± 1.84 *
Range of Tissue Weight (gm) 0.22–0.59 0.08–0.53 4.21–12.44 *
Total Cells (in million) 2.22 ± 0.69 2.82 ± 1.43 6.03 ± 0.54 *
  1. * statistically significant differences between adult subcutaneous tissue group and reproductive tissue groups (p < 0.05)
  2. # statistically significant differences between pediatric reproductive tissue and adult donor tissue collection (p < 0.05)