Role of Oct4 in maintaining and regaining stem cell pluripotency

@inproceedings{Shi2010RoleOO,
  title={Role of Oct4 in maintaining and regaining stem cell pluripotency},
  author={Guilai Shi and Ying Jin},
  booktitle={Stem Cell Research & Therapy},
  year={2010}
}
Pluripotency, a characteristic of cells in the inner cell mass of the mammalian preimplantation blastocyst as well as of embryonic stem cells, is defined as the ability of a cell to generate all of the cell types of an organism. A group of transcription factors is essential for the establishment and maintenance of the pluripotent state. Recent studies have demonstrated that differentiated somatic cells could be reverted to a pluripotent state by the overexpression of a set of transcription… CONTINUE READING
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