”Step into the world of Stem Cell Biology”
😀Date: October 13, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Tadayuki Akagi,
Professor, Department of Life, Environment and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering,
Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)
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⏰Start time 18:00(JST)
13:30 Iran, Afghanistan
13:00 Oman, UAE
12:00 Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen
11:00 Egypt, Libya
10:00 Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Our human body is composed of about 200 types and tens of trillions of cells. Our body, which is composed of a wide variety of cells, is actually derived from only one fertilized egg.
Similar to human, mouse body is also derived from only one fertilized egg. Mouse embryo reaches the blastocyst stage at 3-4 days after fertilization; and embryonic stem (ES) cells are obtained from this stage. Because the cells come from early stage of the development, ES cells have the ability to become all types of cells of body. This ability is called pluripotency.
On the other hand, mouse ES cells have a self-renewal ability to increase themselves without differentiation into other types of cells. The intracellular transcription factor STAT3 plays an important role in the self-renewal ability of ES cells. In this lecture, I will introduce the function of STAT3 in the self-renewal ability of ES cells.