Elements of the stem cell niche: 2 figures by Scadden

According to Austin Smith‘s definiton of the stem cell niche in a glossary for stem cell biology in Nature Insights: Stem Cells, a niche is a “cellular microenvironment providing support and stimuli necessary to sustain self-renewal.” That the niche is much more than just a cellular microenvironment is clear from the following 2 figures from… Continue reading Elements of the stem cell niche: 2 figures by Scadden