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charu

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Hello:), 'am charu , researcher at CCMB  INDIA, I would like to pose the above mentioned toipc before this discussion forum, your valuable exchanges will be very much appreciated.

With respect to stemcells of bonemarrow r these cells present in the shaft or the head of the femur of the rat?.Secondly is it true that they r very small and fragile cells?

Looking forward to hearing fm you all........

 



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Where are bone marrow stem cells located in the rat femur?
« Reply #1 on: 25/06/2008 06:02:57 »
Small rodents such as rats are to small and under develloped to have DNA cells in their leg bones.  Although most medium sized animals have DNA in their leg bones, smaller ones usually don't. I can't remember where I read that. Good luck with the turnip!
 

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Where are bone marrow stem cells located in the rat femur?
« Reply #2 on: 25/06/2008 22:17:05 »
I disagree. Rodents definitely have haematopoietic stem cells in their long bones. These are nucleated cells that give rise to the full spectrum of blood cells including erythrocytes (red cells), leucocytes (white cells) and larger cells like monocytes.

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Where are bone marrow stem cells located in the rat femur?
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