What are the different types of stem cells? Highlight their features in brief.
Types of STEM CELLS.
They are most potent. They can form embryonic as well as extra embryonic tissue. Embryonic tissue include placenta, yolksac etc
They self renew. They can form any embryonic tissue as any three germ layer.
Self renew can can form specific range of cell types. Example is mesenchymal stem cell. They can differentiate into osteoblast, myocyte, adipocyte or chondrocyte.
Similar to multipotent but more restricted differentiation capacity. Example is hematopoietic stem cell.
Unidirectional differentiation capacity. They can differentiate only into a single cell type. Example muscle stem cells.
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