June 2, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

MUltilineage-differentiating Stress-Enduring cells

4 min read

Stem cells come in different types that vary in a key property called “potency”. The more potency, the greater the flexibility of a stem cell to make other cell types. Flexibility in the cellular world is power. The most powerful stem cells generally used are called “pluripotent”, which refers to a special kind of stem cell that can make all 200+ other types of cells in the body through differentiation. Pluripotent stem cells are hard to come by though. One of the more controversial areas …Read More