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Fuchs_iBioSeminar_102907 - Background for Stem Cells Part 2...

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Background for Stem Cells Part 2 Continuation of lecture by Dr. Elaine Fuchs through www.ascb.org (iBioSeminar series)
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Skin is the largest organ in the body, providing protection against the environment, protecting against dehydration, and serving as a sensory organ. Skin comes in several forms, including: feathers, scales, hair follicles, sweat glands, mammary glands. Stem cells generate each of these special forms.
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Questions for your consideration: What are characteristics of adult stem cells? Where do adult skin stem cells come from? Can skin epidermal stem cells change their properties to give rise to other skin organs? (to be considered in continuation #3 of lecture)
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During embryonic development, a complex series of cellular movements occurs during the process of gastrulation. The three germ layers (ectoderm , endoderm , mesoderm ) are formed during gastrulation and the body plan of the animal is established. Note that epidermis is formed
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2008 for the course BIOS 95 taught by Professor Varies during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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