AA << have published a study demonstrating how specialized proteins are able to change the identity, or cellular characteristics, of skin cells and create induced pluripotent stem cells, which have the ability to turn into any cell type in the body. >>
Mirabai Vogt-James. Study pinpoints how skin cells' identity can be disassembled to create stem cells. Jan 20, 2017.
<< Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and cMyc (OSKM) reprogram somatic cells to pluripotency. >>
Constantinos Chronis, Petko Fiziev, Bernadett Papp et al. Cooperative Binding of Transcription Factors Orchestrates Reprogramming. Cell (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.016 Publ. Jan.19, 2017