UNIT 23.1 Stem Cells: An Overview
Published Online: 1 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cell Biology
How to Cite
Denham, M., Conley, B., Olsson, F., Cole, T. J. and Mollard, R. 2005. Stem Cells: An Overview. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 28:23.1:23.1.1–23.1.18.
- Published Online: 1 OCT 2005
- Published Print: SEP 2005
Stem cells are specialized cells that possess a capacity to undergo self-renewal while at the same time having the ability to give rise to at least one or more differentiated or mature cell type. They therefore represent a fundamental cornerstone during the life of all vertebrates, playing central roles in the production of new and replacement cells for tissues during development and homeostasis, including repair following disease or injury. This unit is a review of stem cells, their roles in development, and their potentials as therapeutic agents.
- Neural stem cell;