Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, January 7th, 2002
"Embryonal carcinoma cells are pluripotent stem cells derived from germ cell tumors and can be used to study cell differentiation in vitro," explained Dr. Stefan Przyborski at the University of Durham's Department of Biological Sciences in Durham.
These stem cells can be separated from malignant cells by immunomagnetic sorting, Dr. Przyborski said.
He used this procedure to isolate cells expressing SSEA-3, a marker for pluripotent stem cells, from tumor cells of the human teratoma line...
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