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Figure 4 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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From: Hematopoiesis: from start to immune reconstitution potential

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Hematopoietic stem cell maintenance. Purified long-term hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from adult animals can reconstitute immune-deficient hosts in vivo. However, hematopoietic cells generated in vitro cannot achieve the same functional outcome. The self-renewal capacity can be induced with the expression of homeobox B4 (HoxB4) ectopically in developing embryonic stem cells, indicating that this potential is present although the trigger is unknown.

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