Stem Cells: All that Is Solid Melts into Air

Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Jul 6;21(1):5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.06.009.


The intestinal epithelium displays great resilience, as several cell populations can replenish the stem cell pool upon damage. Two studies in Cell Stem Cell extend this capacity to enteroendocrine cells, addressing the molecular basis underlying cellular plasticity observed in the intestine and the identities of putative reserve stem cells.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Enteroendocrine Cells / cytology
  • Enteroendocrine Cells / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / cytology
  • Intestinal Mucosa / metabolism*
  • Stem Cells / cytology
  • Stem Cells / metabolism*