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    • #238
      Derrill
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      I have a question? Under what circumstances are unspecialized cells found in the body.

    • #18732
      biostudent84
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      I assume you speak of the ASM (adult stem cell) found in the human body. These include the hematopoietic stem cells found in the bone marrow, and the neurogenic multipotent progenitors found in both the hippocampus and the olfactory bulb.

    • #18741
      Antje
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      isn’t there a theory that there are extra unspecialized cells in the body which replace the dead cells and take over their job? Wait… you just said that 😳

    • #18749
      biostudent84
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      These are the cells I described above. They are never depleted, however, due to the fact that they can-when in the body-replicate indefinitely.

      Kyle

    • #18863
      Solid Snake
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      is it true that there are also stem cells found in fat within humans?

    • #18880
      biostudent84
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      quote Solid Snake:

      is it true that there are also stem cells found in fat within humans?

      I have not encountered them at all, but there might be. Stem cells are my own focus of study, so I will definetly look deeper into this. Just remember that any ASM has extremely limited use. The Embryonic Stem Cell is still the only stem cell that can generate any type of tissue.

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