Where are adult stem cells found and what do they normally do?

Adult stem cells have been identified in many organs and tissues. One important point to understand about adult stem cells is that there are a very small number of stem cells in each tissue. Stem cells are thought to reside in a specific area of each tissue where they may remain quiescent (non-dividing) for many years until they are activated by disease or tissue injury. The adult tissues reported to contain stem cells include brain, bone marrow, peripheral blood, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin and liver.

 

 


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2 Responses to Where are adult stem cells found and what do they normally do?
  1. J Finlayson says:

    Excellent blog!

  2. James Larabel says:

    Good points

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