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World J Stem Cells. Jun 26, 2015; 7(5): 839-851
Published online Jun 26, 2015. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v7.i5.839
Table 1 Normal differentiation pathways of adult stem cells from various tissues and cells
Stem cellSourceTypes of cells produced
HematopoieticAll types of blood cellsRed blood cells, B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, natural killer cells, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, monocytes, macrophages and platelets
Bone marrowConnective tissuesTendons, osteocytes (bone cells), adipocytes (fat cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells)
Stromal cells
NeuralParts of the nervous systemNeurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes
EpithelialLining of the digestive tractAbsorptive cells, goblet cells, paneth cells and endocrine cells
EpidermalBasal layer of epidermisKeratinocytes and dermal cells
FollicularBase of hair folliclesHair follicles and epidermis
HepaticLiverHepatocyte cells