Passegué E, Wagers AJ. 2006. Regulating quiescence: new insights into hematopoietic stem cell biology. Developmental cell. 10(4):415-7. Pubmed: 16580989


Blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) ensure production of all mature blood cells during homeostatic and regenerative hematopoiesis. Proliferation, cell cycle regulation, and quiescence are key processes involved in this function, and in a recent issue of Cancer Cell, show that HSC quiescence is actively regulated by specific molecular mechanisms that appear to distinguish normal HSC maintenance from HSC responses to hematologic injury.

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Amy Wagers seeks to change the way we repair our tissues after an injury. Her research focuses on defining the factors and mechanisms that regulate the migration, expansion, and regenerative potential of adult blood-forming and muscle-forming stem cells.

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