It was organized by Donors to Children; the Karelian Register on Non-relative Donors of Hemopoietic Stem Cells
, a charitable fund; the Stephen Morsch Foundation, a German charity; and the hematology department of the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital, according to Pravda.
Hemopoietic stem cells are the foundation for blood and bone marrow cells.
and the New York Blood Center have signed a collaborative research and licensing agreement to identify genes implicated in hemopoietic stem cell differentiation, the process by which stem cells become blood cells.
Expression of Ang1 receptors on primitive hemopoietic stem cells
suggests that this factor may also be useful in regenerating blood cells -- as might be beneficial during chemotherapy -- as well as in forming blood vessels.
Functional isolation and characterization of human hemopoietic stem cells
Ly6d is used as a marker for lymphocytes in addition to hemopoietic stem cells
and lymphoid precursors (Classon 2001).
5,521,073 covering the gene that encodes the human Tie-2 ligand protein and a method of using the gene to make the Tie-2 ligand protein, a growth factor involved in blood vessel formation whose receptor is also present on hemopoietic stem cells