Immature cells that can develop into any type of cell, for instance, blood cells or tissue
These hematopoietic (blood-forming) cells are immature cells that can mature into blood cells -- the body's red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Stem cells either form more hematopoietic cells or white cells (infection fighting), red cells (oxygen carrying) or platelets (blood clotting cells.) Stem cells are found in the bone marrow and blood, and in a newbornâ€™s umbilical cord.
cells that give rise to the different types of blood cells
The unspecialized cells found in early-stage embryos and some adult tissues that can turn into nearly every cell type in the body. (An embryo is essentially a ball of stem cells that evolves into a fetus when the cells start specializing.)
An unspecialized cell that gives rise to differentiated cells. ...
Cells that can renew tissue; these cells are endowed with the capacity to either reproduce themselves (self-renewal) or differentiate into a variety of more specialized cell types.
Cells from which all blood cell series originate. They have the capacity to generate a wide range of cell types (pluripotent). Found in bone marrow.
the blood cells that reproduce and develop into other blood cells.
Stem cells have the capacity to replicate themselves into cells with similar properties in order to maintain a pool of precursor cells. Adult stem cells, also called tissue stem cells, are found in differentiated tissues in which, in a controlled manner, they differentiate and/or divide to produce all the specialized cell types of the tissue from which they originate. Adult stem cells are often multipotent, capable to produce several but limited numbers of cell types. Embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos and are in principle totipotent as they have the potential to become all types of specialized cells including germ cells. Embryonic stem cells, unlike adult stem cells, can be cultured extensively in the laboratory test tube (for months or years) under conditions that allow their proliferation without differentiation.
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The youngest bone marrow cell from which other marrow cells are formed.
Cells with the capacity to divide in culture and give rise to specialized cell types to generate tissue. Stem cells can be derived from embryonic, foetal, or adult sources.
unspecialized cells that may develop into any type of cell. Stem cells are of great interest among scientific researchers. Many researchers believe that studying stem cells can lead to a better understanding of the causes of diseases and birth defects, as well as some possible treatments. The blood in an infantâ€™s umbilical cord contains stem cells.
immature cells in the bone marrow and blood that are capable of producing mature blood cells; also referred to as progenitor cells.
Most cells of the adult body are terminally differentiated, that is, they are no longer able to replace themselves or to become another cell type. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are able to both proliferate and differentiate into numerous cell types. For example, embryonic stem cells are able to differentiate into any cell type found within the embryo, where as hematopoietic stem cells can differentiate into any blood cell. Read more about stem cells reference: Rossant J. Stem cells from the Mammalian blastocyst. Stem Cells 2001; 19(6):477-82
Cells from which all blood cells derive. Bone marrow is rich in stem cells.
The most immature cell in the bone marrow, which are able to reproduce themselves and develop into different types of blood cells.
that have unlimited developmental capability. The totipotent cells of the very early embryo (an embryo prior to the blastocyst stage) have the capacity to differentiate into extraembryonic tissues, membranes, the embryo, and all postembryonic tissues and organs.
the "parent" cells that produce the red cells, white cells and platelets, that are found in the bone marrow and in the circulating blood.
Cells that have the ability to divide for an indefinite time and to give rise to specialized cells.
undeveloped structures which are able develop into any of the nearly 220 cell types that make up the human body, and which can theoretically reproduce themselves infinitely.
The cells from which all cells of the body develop.
Undifferentiated cells that have the ability to proliferate indefinitely in defined culture and differentiate into many different cell types.
Certain cells in the body that can grow into other kinds of cells. There are two kinds of stem cells - embryonic stem cells and non-embryonic (adult) stem cells. Bone Marrow Test.com does not deal in any way with embryonic stem cells taken from the unborn. Our focus is on testing adult stem cell donors for patients suffering from leukemia and other diseases whose lives can be saved via adult stem cell donation.Adult stem cells include bone marrow stem cells, umbilical cord blood stem cells, and peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC).
Cells from which other types of cells can develop.
Nonspecialized cells that have the capacity to divide indefinitely in culture and to differentiate into more mature cells with specialized functions.
Stem cells are immature cells. The chemical messengers (hormones) that the body releases during pregnancy can cause stem cells in the breast to change into mature, milk-producing cells. It is believed that stem cells in the breast are particularly susceptible to damage that can be caused by cancer-causing substances (carcinogens). That is why it is especially important to limit exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in young girls and women who have not yet had a full-term pregnancy.
A cell that has the ability to grow into other kinds of cells.
unspecialized bone marrow cells that give rise to differentiated cells, such as macrophages
These are primiive cells in marrow that are important inmaking red blood cells, white blood cellsm and platelets. Generally, the stem cells are found largely in the marrowm but some leave the marrow and circulate in the blood.The stem cells in blood can be collected, preserved by freezing and, later, thaqed and used for therapy.
Primitive cells found mostly in the bone marrow but also in the blood stream. Stem cells are capable of becoming several types of mature blood cells making them effective at rejuvenating the circulatory and immune systems in case of damage.
In embryos, the cells at the earliest stage of development. They have not yet begun to specialize and so they can grow into any kind of cell.
Single cells that have the capacity 1) to self-renew as well as 2) to differentiate to more mature cells.
The unspecialized cells of the body. Like a mass of plasticine which can be moulded into unlimited number of shapes. Scientists can encourage stem cell to become the specific cell they require, such as insulin-producing beta cells. There are primarily two types of stem cells: adult and embryonic. Adult stem cells, like the kind found in blood marrow and produce new blood cells, are there to repair and produce the kind of cells around which they are found. Embryonic stem cells come from the fertilized egg, the embryo. The embryonic stem cell has the potential to become a number of possible specialized cells.
motherâ€ blood cells from which several different types of blood cells such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are formed
Undifferentiated cells in a tissue. These cells can grow into any of the types of specialised cells in that tissue.
Nonspecialized cells that have the capacity to self-renew and to differentiate into more mature cells.
The cells from which all other cells develop.
Cells that have the potential to multiply indefinitely and become many different cell types.
The cells that are responsible for making all of the blood cells in the body.
cells that continue to grow and proliferate, and can differentiate into particular specialized cell types. Typically divided into two groups: embryonic stem cells (ECS) that are harvested from embryos, and adult stem cells (ASC) that come from tissues other than embryonic tissues.
Unspecialized cells which have the capability of developing into many different kinds of cell. They were first discovered in embryos but scientists have recently found them in many kinds of adult organs.
Unspecialised cells which have the ability to develop into different types of cells within the body - e.g. liver, blood, brain, bone. There are many different types of stem cells that are derived from different sources, including the very earliest stages of embryo formation (ES cells); the developing nervous system (neural stem cells); the adult NS (neural precursor cells), along with a host of other sources, including the bone marrow, muscle, skin and umbilical cord blood. All of these cells have been studied with the hope that they may be a source of dopamine cells which can then be used to replace the lost cells in Parkinson's disease. ES cells are of particular interest to researchers because they have the capability to develop into most cell types found in the human body and are easy to isolate free of contamination because they make up a high proportion of the early embryo. Adult stem cells are not so useful because they are only found in small numbers in the body and do not replicate quickly
undifferentiated cells from which specialised cells develop
common cells found in the bone marrow (or peripherally in the blood) that are responsible for generating all the blood cells and platelets.
the mother cells of blood, made by bone marrow, that develop into white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets
These are primitive cells in marrow that are important in making red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Generally, the stem cells are largely found in the marrow but some leave the marrow and circulate in the blood.
Relatively undifferentiated cells that retain the ability to divide and proliferate throughout postnatal life to provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.
parent or seed cells in the bone marrow or circulating blood that produce all the different types of blood cells: white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells.
Cells that have not yet specialised to form a particular cell type, and can still become muscle cells or other types of cell. search for Stem cells
Non-specialized cells that have the capacity to self-renew and to transform into other mature cell and tissue types.
Stem cells are very early blood cells found in the bone marrow. All the blood cells, red cells, white cells and platelets develop originally from the same stem cells. Normally most stem cells are found in the bone marrow. When growth factor injections are given, so many extra stem cells are made that they spill out into the circulating blood. They can then be collected for stem cell transplant.
Primitive (premature) cells in the bone marrow that are important in making red cells, white cells, and platelets.
the blood cells that produce other blood cells. It is the stem cells that are needed in bone marrow transplantation.
Cells in bone marrow that produce lymphocytes by mitotic division.
Self-renewing, primitive cells. When a stem cell divides, it creates another stem cell and a daughter cell that can become a mature cell in any organ in the body.
Cells made in marrow that make red cells, white cells, and platelets.
Cells in the bone marrow that develop into either red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets.
The immature cells from which all blood cells develop.
Cells that upon division replace their own numbers and give rise to cells that differentiate further into one or more specialized types, such as various B cells and T lymphocytes.
Young blood cells from which all blood cells develop.
Cells that are produced in the bone marrow and differentiate into red cells, white cells, and platelets.
formative cells; cells that replicate themselves when they divide and also create cells that turn into other types of cells. It is the stem cells that are needed in bone marrow transplant.
These are blank, unspecialized cells that have the ability to grow into many different types of cells in the body. They also have the ability to continue to multiply and exist indefinitely. Stem cells can be found in blastocysts (days old embryos) or in other tissue such as cord blood and bone marrow. The main types of stem cells include embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Stem cells from cord blood are considered adult since they have partially developed into blood cells.
Undifferentiated and/or undetermined cells; cells with unlimited or only slightly limited developmental potential.
the cells that are found in the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. These cells may become either RBC, WBC or platelets.
undifferentiated cells that replicate to form the different types of cell found in an organ
Cells with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells.
cells from which all blood cells and immune cells are derived.
Cells that can differentiate into many different cell types when subjected to the right biochemical signals. Stem cells are a promising new therapeutic approach to treating CNS disorder. The most versatile stem cells, called pluripotent stem cells, are present in the first days after an egg is fertilized by sperm. Researchers believe they can coax stem cells to become whatever tissues patients need. Stem cells come from embryos, bone marrow and umbilical chords.
The most primitive cells in the bone marrow from which all the various types of blood cells are derived.
Cells that can grow or differentiate into different cells/tissues of the body
Unspecialized, immature cells in the bone marrow from which all types of blood cells originate.
Stem cells are undifferentiated multipotent precursor cells that are capable both of perpetuating themselves as stem cells and of undergoing differentiation into one or more specialized types of cells. (CR)
cells that have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and give rise to specialized cells.
"The definition of 'stem cells' is still a debated issue (Morrison et al., 1997; Watt and Hogan, 2000). According to the currently prevailing view (Watt and Hogan, 2000) a stem cell can be defined on the basis of the following two features: (1) it has an unlimited or prolonged self-renewal capacity (i.e. the capability to maintain a pool of undifferentiated stem cells besides giving rise to differentiated daughter cells); (2) it has uni/multipotency, i.e. the potential to produce one or more differentiated descendent cell types. . . . Uncertainty that can derive from the terminological ambivalence of the term 'stem cell' is increased by the misuse of this term, which is often inappropriately employed (or perhaps voluntarily 'manipulated') in the popular press to sustain scientific and/or ethical positions for political ends." (Guena, S., et al, 2001) In this paper, we use the Watt and Hogan (2000) definition given above.
Those cells capable of producing all the components of blood and marrow.
Parentâ€ cells that divide and form the cells that make up the blood and immune system.
A common word for any of the cells in the body that can grow into other kinds of cells. In blood stem cell transplants, blood stem cells are given to the patient after they are treated for the disease of the bone marrow. See also Blood Stem Cells, Embryonic Stem Cells and Hematopoietic Stem Cells.
Immature (precursor) cells from which mature cells arise.
Undifferentiated cell in embryo or adult which can undergo unlimited division and give rise to one or several different cell types. In adults, an undifferentiated cell from which some renewable tissues (blood, skin, etc.) are formed.
cells that are capable of becoming many different types of cells
Cells that have the unique ability to grow into other types of cells, such as heart cells, brain cells, or muscle cells.
Cells capable of differentiating into specialised cell types, and of renewing themselves - allowing the maintenance of stem cell populations for long periods through cell division.
Cells that give rise to any of the different blood cells.
cells which remain in an immature state of development until needed to replace cells that have died. They can then develop (differentiate) into mature cells. Examples are bone marrow cells and the cells lining the gastrointestinal tract.
Cells that can both self-renew (make more stem cells by cell division) and differentiate into mature, specialized cells such as blood cells, nerve cells, muscle cells, etc.
any type of cell that may mature into different types of cells. In cancer treatment, usually refers to immature blood cells found in the bone marrow and in the blood. Even though they start out the same, these stem cells can mature into all types of blood cells.
Stem cells are cells that are at an early stage of development, so they still have the ability to turn into any type of cell in the body.
Blood precursor cells, from which the red and white blood corpuscles and the blood platelets develop. These stem cells are to be found in the bone marrow and, in part, also in the blood. They can be removed from here for a transplant, treated and returned to the donor ( Autologous stem cell transplant) or transplanted into an identical HLA recipient ( Allogenic transplant).