Direct Conversion of Skin Cells into Blood: Alchemy or Science?

King, Katherine Y.; Goodell, Margaret A.
February 2011
Molecular Therapy;Feb2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p227
Academic Journal
The article presents the methods of generating blood replacements from skin cells. It states that the combined exogenous expression of pluripotency factors can present the characteristics of pluripotent stem cells of a distinguished adult cell, while enhancing the ability of embryonic stem cells in differentiating the hematopoietic cells can generate blood replacement. It also mentions that transplantations is the gold-standard test for hematopoietic stem cell.


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