Deriving multipotent stem cells from mouse spermatogonial stem cells: a new tool for developmental and clinical research

Dirk G. de Rooij, S. Canan Mizrak

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In recent years, embryonic stem (ES) cell-like cells have been obtained from cultured mouse spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). These advances have shown that SSCs can transition from being the stem cell-producing cells of spermatogenesis to being multipotent cells that can differentiate into derivatives of all three germ layers. As such, they offer new possibilities for studying the mechanisms that regulate stem cell differentiation. The extension of these findings to human SSCs offers a route to obtaining personalized ES-like or differentiated cells for use in regenerative medicine. Here, we compare the different approaches used to derive ES-like cells from SSCs and discuss their importance to clinical and developmental research
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2207-2213
JournalDevelopment (Cambridge, England)
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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