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Mesh term Embryonal Carcinoma Stem Cells

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Embryonic Stem Cells
Neoplastic Stem Cells
Tumor Cells, Cultured


The malignant stem cells of TERATOCARCINOMAS, which resemble pluripotent stem cells of the BLASTOCYST INNER CELL MASS. The EC cells can be grown in vitro, and experimentally induced to differentiate. They are used as a model system for studying early embryonic cell differentiation.

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