Adult stem cell plasticity.

  title={Adult stem cell plasticity.},
  author={Richard Poulsom and Malcolm R Alison and Stuart J Forbes and Nicholas Anthony Wright},
  journal={The Journal of pathology},
  volume={197 4},
Observations made in the last few years support the existence of pathways, in adult humans and rodents, that allow adult stem cells to be surprisingly flexible in their differentiation repertoires. Termed plasticity, this property allows adult stem cells, assumed, until now, to be committed to generating a fixed range of progeny, to switch, when they have been relocated, to make other specialized sets of cells appropriate to their new niche. Reprogramming of some adult stem cells can occur in… CONTINUE READING

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