Special Reviews

Stem Cells in Epithelial Tissues

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Science  25 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5457, pp. 1431-1433
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5457.1431

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Most, if not all, epithelial tissues contain stem cells. They are responsible for normal tissue renewal or for regeneration following damage. Our present knowledge of their properties is limited and is mainly derived from studies of cell kinetics and from clonal analysis.

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