Saturday, January 23, 2010

ESC and ASC Efficiency

An interesting article from Science Daily:
"Fundamental research in embryonic stem cells is extremely important for us to harness the full potentials of these cells, and this study provides valuable and crucial insights into the mechanism of reprogramming."
I'd be curious to see if these a human embryonic cells, or animal cells they are using...
"we were very surprised with the discovery that Nr5a2 could replace Oct4"
Oct4 is generated in ESC, Nr5a2 was found to help in the production of ASC.
"they presented evidence that this and another nuclear receptor can significantly increase the efficiency of reprogramming."

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