Stem cells and oxidants: Too little of a bad thing

Jie Liu, Toren Finkel

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Oxidants are thought to damage cells, and stem cells are viewed as particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress. Now, a new study (Morimoto et al., 2013) suggests that the self-renewal of certain stem cells may actually require reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Medicine(all)


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