Published in Blood Weekly, June 5th, 2003
"Megakaryocyte differentiation is composed of three distinct stages: formation of erythromegakaryocytic progenitor cells, maturation of megakaryocytes and production of platelets," researchers in Japan explained.
T. Sato and coauthors at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University "developed a liquid culture system for megakaryocyte terminal differentiation from hematopoietic stem cells into proplatelets."
"In this system, CD34+ cells isolated from human cord blood, differentiated to CD41+ cells, were classified either as propidium iodide (PI)+...
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