Human adult testis-derived pluripotent stem cells: revealing plasticity from the germline.
Age-Factors, Animals, Cell-Differentiation, Cell-Lineage, Cell-Separation, DNA-Methylation, Humans, Integrin-alpha6, Leukemia-Inhibitory-Factor, Male, Mice, Nuclear-Reprogramming, Pluripotent-Stem-Cells, Signal-Transduction, Spermatogonia, Stem-Cell-Transplantation, Testis
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Cell Stem Cell 2008 Nov; 3(5):471-2.
A recent publication in Nature by Conrad et al. (2008) reports the generation of pluripotent stem cells from isolated human adult testicular germ cells. This work identifies a new source of stem cells for potential autologous therapeutic applications in men.
Payne, C J. and Braun, R E., "Human adult testis-derived pluripotent stem cells: revealing plasticity from the germline." (2008). Faculty Research 2000 - 2009. 1860.