Portrait of a stem cell

Dev Cell. 2002 Nov;3(5):612-3. doi: 10.1016/s1534-5807(02)00329-5.


There is great enthusiasm for the potential use of stem cells in treating tissue degenerative disorders, but little is known about the intrinsic molecular programs defining self-renewal and differentiation. New data sets produced by transcriptional profiling of purified stem cell populations begin to establish the nature of "stemness."

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression*
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Neurons / cytology
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Stem Cells / physiology*