Cell fusion: an alternative to stem cell plasticity and its therapeutic implications.

@article{Vassilopoulos2003CellFA,
  title={Cell fusion: an alternative to stem cell plasticity and its therapeutic implications.},
  author={George Vassilopoulos and D. W. Russell},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={480-5}
}
Cell fusion has long been known to produce viable cells and to have a major role in mammalian development and differentiation. As gene expression profiles can change after cell fusion, this event must be also considered as an alternative explanation for the many cases of 'stem cell plasticity' that have been recently described and are promoted as a… CONTINUE READING