embryonic stem cell

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embryonic stem cell

[‚em·brē¦än·ik ′stem ‚sel]
(embryology)
Undifferentiated cell derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst that can give rise to any of the three embryonic germ layers, and thus can form any cell or tissue type of the body, but cannot give rise to the full spectrum of cells required to complete fetal development.
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These cells, which we designated iPS (induced pluripotent stem) cells, exhibit the morphology and growth properties of ES cells and express ES cell marker genes.
A South Korean scientist in 2004 announced the creation of cloned ES cells using human ova, but the claim later proved to be fake.
The team found that rigid matrices promoted the generation of more cardiomyocytes cells from ES cells.
Kamthorn Pruksananonda and coauthors from Chulalongkorn University and Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, demonstrated that ES cells derived from frozen embryos have a similar ability to differentiate into multiple cell types-a characteristic known as pluripotency-as do ES cells derived from fresh embryos.
Like the cells of the early embryo, ES cells can differentiate into any cell type or tissue--a property termed pluripotency.
Efficient Generation of Hepatoblasts From Human ES Cells and iPS Cells by Transient Overexpression of Homeobox Gene HEX.
ES cells could not only provide the unique cell model for many issues of developmental biology and human diseases, but also provide promising sources for cell transplantation and gene therapy (Drukker, 2008).
Tokyo center becomes 2nd facility in Japan to produce human ES cells
The potential of mouse ES cells to generate functional DA neurons and to correct behavioural deficits after engraftment into Parkinsonian rats has been demonstrated (7,8).
The book's 25 chapters are in four sections on gene modification in ES cells, stem cell manipulation, the generation of genetically engineered mice, and mutant phenotype analysis.
This publication is believed to be the first in which germ-line transmission from rat ES cells has been definitively demonstrated.