Embryonic stem cells: Staying plastic on plastic

Kinichi Nakashima, Sophia Colamarino, Fred H. Gage

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A new drug that activates the Wnt pathway maintains the undifferentiated state of pluripotent human and mouse embryonic stem cells. This finding opens the door to defining the precise molecular mechanism of embryonic stem cell self-renewal, which is crucial for providing a steady supply of embryonic stem cells for regenerative medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-24
Number of pages2
JournalNature medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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