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Where is a stem cell found?

Adult stem cells have been identified in many organs and tissues, including brain, bone marrow, peripheral blood, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin, teeth, heart, gut, liver, ovarian epithelium, and testis. They are thought to reside in a specific area of each tissue (called a "stem cell niche").

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Moreover, how are stem cells obtained?

Most embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos that develop from eggs that have been fertilized in vitro—in an in vitro fertilization clinic—and then donated for research purposes with informed consent of the donors. They are not derived from eggs fertilized in a woman's body.

Secondly, what is the best source for stem cells? Long Considered The Greatest Source Of Stem Cells: Bone Marrow. In the past, whenever patients needed a stem cell transplant, if they didn't have access to umbilical cord blood stem cells, they received a bone marrow transplant.

Hereof, what are the different types of stem cells?

There are several types of stem cells that can be used for different purposes.

  • Embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells come from human embryos that are three to five days old.
  • Non-embryonic (adult) stem cells.
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Cord blood stem cells and amniotic fluid stem cells.

Where are totipotent stem cells found?

The known and well characterized totipotent stem cells are found only in early embryonic tissues and derive usually from the first few cell divisions after fertilization.

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