Epidermal stem cells: properties, markers, and location.

  title={Epidermal stem cells: properties, markers, and location.},
  author={R M Lavker and T T Sun},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={97 25},
  • R M Lavker, T T Sun
  • Published 2000 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
R data indicate that stem cells exist in many tissues, including skeletal muscle, liver, and the central nervous system, some of them not known classically as having stem cells. The unexpected plasticity and the tremendous disease implications of these findings have created a lot of excitement (1, 2). However, a major obstacle in these areas has been a lack of molecular markers and of the precise in vivo localization of the putative stem cells. Because epidermis is an excellent example of a… CONTINUE READING