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progenitor cell

[prə′jen·əd·ər ‚sel]
(cell and molecular biology)
A precursor cell that completes a series of cell divisions to produce a distinct cell lineage.
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"Without a functioning exosome in progenitor cells," said Sen, "the progenitor cells prematurely differentiate due to increased levels of GRHL3 resulting in loss of epidermal tissue over time."
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Endothelial progenitor cells help create and repair blood vessels by giving rise to endothelial cells (cells that line the blood vessels).
Each chemical slightly shifted the oxidative state of the progenitor cells, in effect telling the cells to mature.
"This patent claims a cell-surface protein marker and methods that can be used to tag the progenitor cells that will generate insulin-producing cells.
These plates consist of cartilage cells, chondrocytes, that form a kind of scaffold supporting the formation of new bone tissue, and that are themselves generated from stem-cell like progenitor cells called chondroprogenitors.
Q Therapeutics is a clinical-stage company developing adult neural progenitor cell therapies to treat debilitating CNS disease and injury.
Frequency's therapeutic candidate for noise-induced hearing loss, FX-322, is a proprietary combination of small-molecules drugs designed to transiently activate inner ear progenitor cells, create new hair cells and improve hearing.
Other preconditioning triggers have been tried out in stem cells or progenitor cells including hypoxia, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and some cytokines and pharmacological agents.
Release date- 28082019 - By successfully rejuvenating brain progenitor cells, researchers at UNIGE reveal an unsuspected role of the environment in setting cellular properties.
According to the Boston Children's Hospital, progenitor cells, not to be confused with adult stem cells, are defined as "early descendents of stem cells that can differentiate to form one or more kinds of cells, but cannot divide and reproduce indefinitely." Progenitor cells are therefore more limited than stem cells in the types of cells they can form, but still have potential applications in medicine.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., August 6, 2019 -- The prostates of older mice contain more luminal progenitor cells capable of generating new prostate tissue than the prostates of younger mice, UCLA researchers have discovered.