Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease

2012 Edition
| Editors: Frank C. Mooren

Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29807-6_2649

Mesenchymal stem cells are unspecialized mesenchymal cells that renew themselves for long periods through cell division and can be induced following stimulation with appropriate biochemical/biophysical cues to become cells with special functions.

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