BEAUTY OF SCIENCE – Tissue Regeneration

In SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on October 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Evidence of the fusion of stem and muscle cells. In this experiment, human mesenchymal stem cells, which in this case produce a green fluorescent dye, are being cultivated together with muscle cells derived from mice. The picture shows the result of the fusion. In the fused cells, there is evidence of both the stem cell (in green dye), and typical muscle cell protein (red and partially orange because of the overlap of the two colours). The product of the fusion contains both, cell nuclei from the mouse (in blue) and from the human cell (indicated by the arrow). These nuclei can be distinguished by size, and the weak blue-colouring of the mouse nuclei. (Image: Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research)

via Tissue Regeneration Operates Differently Than Expected.

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