germ cell

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germ cell

a sexual reproductive cell; gamete

germ cell

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The scientists have also found that in normal mice, SDF-1 is produced in a ridge of gonadal cells and that mouse primordial germ cells sport a protein called CXCR4 that detects the chemokine.
We knew that with germ plasm pluripotency is not necessary, because the embryos contain primordial germ cells anyway.
Primordial germ cells are one of only two types of cells known to be able to produce all of the more than 200 cell types found in the human body.
SCI is developing PluriCells[TM], a new human stem cell technology derived from primordial germ cells of fetal tissue.
The patent provides a broad blocking position for the pluripotent cells of interest to Stem Cell Innovations as it covers isolated human primordial germ cell derived pluripotent cells," said Stem Cell Innovations CEO Dr.
Kelly described biochemical characteristics of the cells that establish their similarity to human embryonic stem cells, human embryonic germ cells and human primordial germ cells.
This research breakthrough came when we turned our attention to primordial germ cells, the precursor cells to sperm and eggs," said Marie-Cecile van de Lavoir, senior scientist at Origen.