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Cellular micro-environment providing the support and stimuli necessary to sustain self-renewal

multipotent stem cells

Medical; Stem cell research

Stem cells that can give rise to a limited number of other cell types. They are committed to becoming a variety of cell types associated with specific functions or organs/tissues ...


Medical; Stem cell research

Able form multiple mature cell types that constitute an entire tissue or tissues. Example: haematopoietic (blood) stem cells.

inner cell mass

Medical; Stem cell research

The cluster of cells found inside the blastocyst that gives rise to all the cells of the body in the developing human organism.


Medical; Stem cell research

Term used to describe cells with a common ancestry, that is developing from the same type of identifiable immature cell.

long-term reconstitution

Medical; Stem cell research

Lifelong renewal of tissue by transplanted cells. The definitive test for haematopoietic, epidermal and spermatogonial stem cells.


Medical; Stem cell research

A globular solid mass of cells (called blastomeres) formed by cleavage of a zygote.