Adult stem cells: hopes and hypes of regenerative medicine.

  title={Adult stem cells: hopes and hypes of regenerative medicine.},
  author={Jozef Dulak and Krzysztof Szade and Agata Szade and Witold Norbert Nowak and Alicja Jozkowicz},
  journal={Acta biochimica Polonica},
  volume={62 3},
Stem cells are self-renewing cells that can differentiate into specialized cell type(s). Pluripotent stem cells, i.e. embryonic stem cells (ESC) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) differentiate into cells of all three embryonic lineages. Multipotent stem cells, like hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), can develop into multiple specialized cells in a specific tissue. Unipotent cells differentiate only into one cell type, like e.g. satellite cells of skeletal muscle. There are many examples of… CONTINUE READING