How do stem cells divide?
Likewise, how do stem cells divide and differentiate?
Stem cells produce new cells by dividing. In the right conditions, these new cells can then continue to divide and differentiate into specialized cells. Stem cells can also divide to produce new stem cells to replace themselves. They are self-replicating.
Also Know, what is stem cell division? Notably, stem cells divide asymmetrically to give rise to two distinct daughter cells: one copy of the original stem cell as well as a second daughter programmed to differentiate into a non-stem cell fate. The term asymmetric cell division usually refers to such intrinsic asymmetric divisions.
Keeping this in view, how are stem cells obtained?
Most embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos that develop from eggs that have been fertilized in vitro—in an in vitro fertilization clinic—and then donated for research purposes with informed consent of the donors. They are not derived from eggs fertilized in a woman's body.
Why can stem cells divide indefinitely?
Adult stem cells can divide or self-renew indefinitely. This means they can generate various cell types from the originating organ or even regenerate the original organ, entirely. This division and regeneration are how a skin wound heals, or how an organ such as the liver, for example, can repair itself after damage.