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Monday, February 2, 2009

Laboratory Stem Cell Development

Embryonic stem cell lines are cultures of cells derived from the epiblast tissue of the inner cell mass of a blastocyst or earlier morula stage embryos. A blastocyst is an early stage embryo—approximately four to five days old in humans and consisting of 50–150 cells.

Nearly all laboratory research to date has taken place using mouse blastocyst stem cells or human blastocyst stem cells. Both have the essential stem cell characteristics, yet they require very different environments in order to maintain an undifferentiated state. Mouse cells are grown on a layer of gelatin and require the presence of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor. Human cells are grown on a feeder layer of mouse embryonic fibroblasts and require the presence of basic Fibroblast Growth Factor.

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