Therapeutic potential of stem cells in orthopedics

Bahney, Chelsea Shields; Miclau, Theodore
January 2012
Indian Journal of Orthopaedics;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article provides a working definition of stem cells and discusses the hierarchal potential of different cell population. A discussion on the niche requirements which impact the therapeutic potential of the stem cell is offered. Given as well is an explanation on the differences between totipotent stem cells, pluripotent stem cells, adult stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells. A perspective on the current state of stem cell research is also highlighted.


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