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Stem cells: is there a future in plastics?

Authors
  • Goodell, M A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Cell Biology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2001
Volume
13
Issue
6
Pages
662–665
Identifiers
PMID: 11698180
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The concept that ostensibly tissue-specific stem cells can give rise to cells of heterologous lineages has gained support from studies using purified hematopoietic stem cells and sensitive donor-cell tracking methods. The ability to exploit these findings in clinical settings will probably depend on new insights into the mechanisms by which such stem cells or their progeny migrate to sites of organ damage and differentiate to cell types competent to participate in tissue regeneration.

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