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p. 705. Tissue-specific stem cellslocked

  • Jonathan Slack

Abstract

‘Tissue-specific stem cells’ considers the stem cells found in the postnatal body that are responsible for tissue renewal, or for repair following damage. Only the renewal tissues really have stem cells in the sense of a special population of cells that reproduce themselves and that continue to generate differentiated progeny over the lifetime of the organism. Cell renewal can be measured using bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) labelling. The importance of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation comprising bone marrow transplantation and allied techniques is explained and other parts of the body that have some form of regenerative capacity, such as the liver, pancreas, and brain are discussed.

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