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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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The study by scientists at IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), conducted with the Erasmus Medical Center Stem Cell of Rotterdam, analyzed a chain of molecular reactions that are produced inside some embryonic cells and that play a role in the creation of a hematopoietic stem cells.
By extrapolation from laboratory studies, it is very likely that transplanting hematopoietic stem cells collected from the organ donor and developed in the laboratory could avoid rejection of this organ.
reports that Flamingo and Frizzled 8, best known for their role in establishing cell polarity, are crucial for maintaining a quiescent reserve pool of hematopoietic stem cells in mouse bone marrow.

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