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Dormant and restless skin stem cells

It has been unclear whether a uniform group of stem cells gives rise to most cells in the epidermis. A study reveals the presence of at least two stem-cell populations that have different proliferative abilities. See Article p.257

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Figure 1: Models for self-renewal of the epidermis.


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De Rosa, L., De Luca, M. Dormant and restless skin stem cells. Nature 489, 215–217 (2012).

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