Stem cells find their niche

A. Spradling, Daniela Drummond Barbosa, T. Kai

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Abstract

The concept that stem cells are controlled by particular microenvironments known as 'niches' has been widely invoked. But niches have remained largely a theoretical construct because of the difficulty of identifying and manipulating individual stem cells and their surroundings. Technical advances now make it possible to characterize small zones that maintain and control stem cell activity in several organs, including gonads, skin and gut. These studies are beginning to unify our understanding of stem cell regulation at the cellular and molecular levels, and promise to advance efforts to use stem cells therapeutically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalNature
Volume414
Issue number6859
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Spradling, A., Barbosa, D. D., & Kai, T. (2001). Stem cells find their niche. Nature, 414(6859), 98-104. https://doi.org/10.1038/35102160

Stem cells find their niche. / Spradling, A.; Barbosa, Daniela Drummond; Kai, T.

In: Nature, Vol. 414, No. 6859, 01.11.2001, p. 98-104.

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Spradling, A, Barbosa, DD & Kai, T 2001, 'Stem cells find their niche', Nature, vol. 414, no. 6859, pp. 98-104. https://doi.org/10.1038/35102160
Spradling A, Barbosa DD, Kai T. Stem cells find their niche. Nature. 2001 Nov 1;414(6859):98-104. https://doi.org/10.1038/35102160
Spradling, A. ; Barbosa, Daniela Drummond ; Kai, T. / Stem cells find their niche. In: Nature. 2001 ; Vol. 414, No. 6859. pp. 98-104.
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