Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2000

Volume 3 Issue 10

Vescovi and colleagues demonstrate that isolated and clonally derived neural stem cells can become skeletal myotubes in vitro and in vivo. Clonal neural stem cells from the brain of adult mice that constitutively express β-galactosidase were cocultured with C2C12 myoblast cells. Stem cells that have differentiated into muscle are labeled both with an anti-β-galactosidase antibody (red) and with an anti-myosin antibody (green); areas of overlap are yellow. Nuclei are labeled with DAPI (blue). See pages 961 and 986.


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