Blood Adult Stem Cell: Development and Regeneration Potential

Adult (somatic) stem cells are undifferentiated cells and have been found to exist in small numbers in almost all tissues and organs, even the heart and the brain. Although their origin in some tissues is still under investigation, their primary function is to maintain and repair the tissues in which they are found. They have generated a lot of excitement because of their potential for transplantation, as their sourcing would not be controversial, like that of embryonic stem cells.

Blood stem cells, also known as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), were the first stem cells to be identified. They are located in the bone marrow of the femur, pelvis, the vertebrae, and the rib cage. They can also be extracted from peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood (UCB), ...

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