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multipotent adult progenitor cell

stem cells isolated from marrow of postnatal people.
Synonym(s): adult stem cell

Adult Stem Cell

An undifferentiated cell, first identified in bone marrow, but found everywhere in the body after embryonic development, which divides to replenish dead, dying or damaged cells.
Adult stem cell features
(1) Self-renewal, while maintaining stem cell features.
(2) Multipotency (ability to differentiate into any cell in a particular tissue).

adult stem cell

A precursor cell that can also give rise to identical precursor cells: daughters of a stem cell can develop into a terminally-differentiated cell type or they can remain a stem cell. Adult stem cells are found in many tissues, such as bone marrow, brain, retina, skin, intestines, liver, testis, and pancreas.
Synonym: somatic stem cell See: embryonic stem cell
See also: cell
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An understanding of the molecules and processes that enable human adult stem cells to initiate self-renewal and to divide, proliferate and then differentiate in order to rejuvenate damaged tissue might be the key to regenerative medicine and an eventual cure for many age-related diseases.
However, today we know that some kinds of adult stem cells are more versatile than earlier thought: some kinds of adult stem cells are pluripotent and capable of developing into multiple types of tissue.
Burns further noted, "Our strategy is to focus on therapeutic applications for adult stem cells to regenerate or restore function to damaged and diseased tissues.
The lab extracts the stem cells from the blood and activates them into millions of adult stem cells while 'educating' them to assist the exact organ that needs treatment.
Salback's daughter read a story about adult stem cells in Popular Science magazine that featured a pulmonary patient treated by Dr.
Numerous studies now show that adult stem cells can stimulate repair of damaged heart tissue, including damage from heart attack as well as chronic heart failure.
All of us should understand the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells.
Verfaillie cautions that much research remains before multipotent adult stem cells can be tested in people.
Grekos periodically conducts seminars to educate the public about adult stem cell therapy.
Adult stem cells are successfully treating sickle cell disease now.
The alleged value of embryonic stem cells is their ability to help rebuild tissues throughout the body, something adult stem cells supposedly cannot do.
Allers will work directly with Scientific Director Jose Minguell, PhD in TCA Cellular's laboratory in research and adult stem cell processing.

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