Different types of spore-like Cells?

Nick Manoleras nickman at tpg.com.au
Thu Jun 10 09:24:40 EST 2004


Does anyone know if there are many different types of spore-like cells.
For example can spore-like cells extracted from one tissue be transplanted
into a different tissue type and be functional?

If the answer is yes then the spore-like cells must contain “programming”
for a particular tissue type.

If the answer is no, (this is very interesting) it means the spore-like
cells need to be “told” the characteristics of the cells in the tissue they
are to (potentially) repair. If this is the case then what is the
communication process and does aging affect this process.

Thanks.

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