Bone marrow as a source of stem cells and germ cells? Perspectives for transplantation

  title={Bone marrow as a source of stem cells and germ cells? Perspectives for transplantation},
  author={Virginie Sottile},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  • V. Sottile
  • Published 10 January 2007
  • Medicine
  • Cell and Tissue Research
Recent publications have suggested the existence of germ stem cells in the mouse at postnatal stages. The mechanism of de novo oocyte formation is proposed to involve a contribution from the bone marrow to the germ cell pool, via the bloodstream. Critical examination of the data underpinning these contentious claims is under way from a reproductive biology perspective but little has been said about the nature of this elusive bone marrow population with germ cell potential. Furthermore, whereas… 
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