It may seem from the realms of science fiction, but scientists at Dubai's Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) are turning fiction into fact through the use of primordial germ cells -- a type of stem cell stacked with sexual material.
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PGC stands for Primordial Germ Cells (embryology)
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Those rates are lower than for primordial germ cells taken directly from mouse embryos, which the researchers found produced pups 17.
In humans, primordial germ cells or oogonium are the first stage of development into ovums, or mature eggs.
These results indicated maturation of the primordial germ cells to haploid male gametes - called IVD sperm - characterised by containing half a chromosome set (23 chromosomes).
Genninomas, which are fairly treatable, arise from primordial germ cells that fail to migrate correctly in embryogenesis.
Using a form of vitamin A, the scientists coaxed the mesenchymal cells to become primordial germ cells (PGCs) - the first stage in the genesis of sperm.
Scientists identified developing stem cells containing the genetic signature of primordial germ cells, the ancestors of eggs and sperm
piwi family gene products are characterized as having activity in the growth, proliferation and self-renewing division of stem cells, and proliferation of primordial germ cells.