MYC stem cells

5 thought-provoking new stem cell papers

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One of the best things as a stem cell scientist is to see all the new stem cell papers that come out. Here are 5 thought provoking new ones. Dual targeting of p53 and c-MYC selectively eliminates leukaemic stem cells (Nature) Zika Virus Infects Neural Progenitors in the Adult Mouse Brain and Alters Proliferation (Cell Stem …

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Tumorigenicity and Pluripotency teased apart? Not yet for Myc

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A paper just came out in PNAS entitled “Promotion of direct reprogramming by transformation-deficient Myc“. The main thrust of this paper is that the tumorigenic and pluripotency-related functions of Myc could be separated. It focused primarily on the lesser studied LMyc. The topic of the intertwined good (pluripotency) and bad (tumorigenicity) functions of Myc, addressed …

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