Replacement of Lost Positive Stem Cells through Plasticity of Their Enterocyte-Lineage Daughters

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell In this article, Tetteh et al. show that enterocyte-lineage progenitors can become stem cells during intestinal regeneration. Additionally, these cells generate Paneth-like cells and turn on genes that promote recovery from injury. In sum, “stemness” in intestinal crypts is not “hard-wired;” many progenitors can regain stemness upon loss of the actual stem cells.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/1NDt6u8
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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