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DNMT1-dependent and –independent methylation patterns play distinct roles in mouse embryonic stem cell genome stability and transcriptional regulation
Roles for ZFP57-mediated regulation of genomic imprinting and a novel mechanism for genetically determined mono-allelic gene expression.
Bill Skarnes from Sanger Institute answers a burning question: Is mouse embryonic stem cell technology obsolete?
A robust method for cellular phenotyping in primary human mesenchymal stem cells using kinome fingerprinting to identify gene networks that characterize distinct primary cell populations.
Specific highly expressed microRNAs in lymph nodes identify neck metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), suggesting these microRNAs could be used as prognostic biomarkers to manage HNSCC patients in the clinical setting.
Stem cell educator therapy, a treatment involving interactions between stem cells and a patient’s own blood cells, stimulates hair growth in alopecia areata (AA) patients, suggesting this novel treatment strategy could be beneficial for AA.
Comparing chromosome organization in mouse sperm and fibroblasts suggests that packaging chromosomes in sperm does not result in large changes
Promoters 5-hydroxymethylated during normal colon differentiation are resistant to neoplastic hypermethylation
John Greally and colleagues suggest that the use of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine may have innate tumorigenic consequences, requiring its cautious use in diseases involving epigenetic dysregulation.
News and events
Stem Cell Research & Therapy has issued a call for research submissions for inclusion in a thematic series on cardiovascular regeneration, edited by Ronald Li.
The series will review the current state-of-the-art stem cell-based approaches for disease modelling, drug discovery and myocardial repair, as well as the associated hurdles and potential solutions. Authors of commissioned reviews include Kenneth Boheler (National Institutes of Health, USA), Steve Oh (BTI, Singapore) and Sean Wu (Stanford University).
Manuscripts should be submitted online, please indicate in the covering letter that they should be considered for the cardiovascular regeneration series. Any enquiries should be directed to the Stem Cell Research & Therapy editorial office.
Regenerative Medicine Research is a new journal that welcomes submissions relating to both the fundamental and practical aspects of regenerative medicine, with a particular emphasis on translational research.
Edited by Y. James Kang, the journal encourages papers from both basic and applied sciences, including the large field of biomedical research in which chronic diseases have become an increasingly prominent area of research, and regenerative medicine has become the first answer of choice.
Stem cell niche
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