Study: Pluripotency marker absent in adult stem cells

10/10/2007 | Scientist, The (free registration)

A new study suggests that pluripotency in adult stem cells is governed by a different mechanism than in embryonic stem cells after scientists found stem cell regulation could take place without the presence of the Oct4 biomarker in adult stem cells. The Oct4 gene has been identified as a marker of pluripotency and the ability to self-renew in embryonic stem cells.

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