Hematopoietic stem cells.

  title={Hematopoietic stem cells.},
  author={Eberhard Gunsilius and Guenther Gastl and A L Petzer},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
  volume={55 4},
The adequate production of blood cells is maintained by a set of immature hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) located in the bone marrow after birth. HSC are able to reconstitute the hematopoietic system in disease-related bone marrow failure and bone marrow aplasia. Nowadays, HSC cells can be mobilized from the bone marrow into the peripheral blood using hematopoietic cytokines, allowing a convenient harvest of these cells for clinical transplantation. This review outlines the development of the… CONTINUE READING
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