TITLE

Stem cells in ectodermal development

AUTHOR(S)
Benitah, Salvador; Frye, Michaela
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Molecular Medicine;Jul2012, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p783
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Tissue-specific stem cells sustain organs for a lifetime through self-renewal and generating differentiated progeny. Although tissue stem cells are established during organogenesis, the precise origin of most adult stem cells in the developing embryo is unclear. Mammalian skin is one of the best-studied epithelial systems containing stem cells to date, however the origin of most of the stem cell populations found in the adult epidermis is unknown. Here, we try to recapitulate the emergence and genesis of an ectodermal stem cell during development until the formation of an adult skin. We ask whether skin stem cells share key transcriptional regulators with their embryonic counterparts and discuss whether embryonic-like stem cells may persist through to adulthood in vivo.
ACCESSION #
77349608

 

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