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Stem cells and haemopoiesis 

Stem cells and haemopoiesis

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Stem cells and haemopoiesis
Author(s):

C. A. Sieff

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220201_update_001

Update:

Chapter reviewed. Updates made to sections on phylogeny and ontogeny, negative regulation of erythropoiesis, and clinical studies with haemopoietic growth factors.

Updated on 30 May 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 May 2017

Haemopoiesis is the process of the amplification and terminal differentiation of immature precursors of the formed elements of the blood. A complex but ordered process proceeds via stem cells, progenitor cells, and precursor cells to produce mature cells of many lineages—erythrocytes, platelets, basophils, polymorphonuclear leucocytes, monocyte/macrophages, eosinophils, and a variety of types of lymphocyte....

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