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hematopoietic stem cell

n. Abbr. HSC
Any of the unspecialized, self-renewing cells that differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets and, in mammals, are found in the bone marrow in adults and chiefly in the liver in fetuses.
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Their topics include alternative methods in haematopoietic stem cell toxicology, the high-throughput screening of toxic chemicals on neural stem cells, toxicological risk assessment: a proposed assay platform using stem and progenitor cell differentiation in response to environmental toxicants, pesticides and hematopoietic stem cells, distributed stem cell kinetotoxicity: a new concept to account for the human carcinogenicity of non-genotoxic environmental toxicants, and cancer stem cells as therapeutic targets.
Citation: "Maternal imprinting at the H19-Igf2 locus maintains adult haematopoietic stem cell quiescence"; Apama Venkatraman et al; Nature, 2013; DOI: 10.
The haematopoietic stem cells provide replenishment of red blood cells or immune cells, so they can be used for the treatment of leukemia, in a way that the diseased cells of the patient are replaced with healthy haematopoietic stem cells from a matched donor.