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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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Frequency Therapeutics develops small molecule drugs that activate progenitor cells within the body to restore healthy tissue.
To learn more about this process, Skupin's team treated blood stem cells from mice with growth hormones and then watched closely how these progenitor cells behaved during their differentiation into white or red blood cells.
Previous attempts to maintain cultures of the so-called nephron progenitor cells often failed, as the cells died or gradually lost their developmental potential rather than staying in a more medically useful precursor state.
However, they did find that another, more mature cell type called a progenitor cell was markedly depleted in the follicles of bald scalp.
For the past decade, scientists have been able to isolate undifferentiated progenitor cells using a marker on the cell known as CD34.
resulting from implantation of progenitor cells makes this a very appealing experimental approach," adds William S.
RGI has produced hES cell lines carrying genes for some of these hereditary diseases, and BioTime will use these cell lines to produce progenitor cells that will be offered to medical researchers.
Previous attempts to maintain cultures of the socalled nephron progenitor cells often failed, as the cells died or gradually lost their developmental potential rather than staying in a more medically useful precursor state.
The study is the first comparing multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs) to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in bone healing.
For scientists trying to create new ways to treat brain tumors, knowing whether stem cells or progenitor cells are part of the process is crucial.
Renaissance says it intends to evaluate use of the human hepatic progenitor cells as a potential cell therapy for patients suffering from cirrhosis and other forms of liver failure and for patients suffering from certain inherited metabolic deficiencies.
Shigeyuki Wakitani of Osaka University Hospital Medical School in Japan, Goldberg, and their colleagues studied the benefits of using osteochondral progenitor cells to heal injuries that penetrated the cartilage and the bone below it in rabbits, they report in the April JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY.