Cell Biology - Cell‐Cycle‐Dependent Regulation of Cell Adhesions
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  May 13, 2019  
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   Cell Line Authentication using DNA BarcodingCell Line Authentication using DNA Barcoding
 
DNA barcoding - the identification of a specific cell line using a genetic sequence - is a solution that has been proposed to solve the issue of cell line contamination.
 
   Cell‐Cycle‐Dependent Regulation of Cell AdhesionsCell‐Cycle‐Dependent Regulation of Cell Adhesions
 
This article will describe recent studies which have expanded our knowledge of the role of focal adhesions in the cell cycle.
 
 Autophagy of dendritic cells supports T-cell anticancer activity
 
Autophagy of dendritic cells supports T-cell anticancer activityAutophagy contributes to the homeostasis of a cell and recently another function of autophagy has been reported. A KAIST research team found that the autophagy of dendritic cells supports T-cell anticancer activity.
 
 
 Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology
 
Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technologyOur hair, skin and eyes are colored by a pigment called melanin, which is produced by pigment cells called melanocytes. Scientists have used stem cell technology to successfully create melanocyte precursor cells.
 
 
 Human Cell Line Authentication by STR Profiling
 
Human Cell Line Authentication by STR ProfilingShort Tandem Repeat (STR) DNA profiling is one solution that has been proposed for the detection of cross-contamination and therefore authentication of human cell lines.
 
 
 Potential stem cell therapies moving from lab bench to clinical application
 
Potential stem cell therapies moving from lab bench to clinical applicationStem cell research is leading to potential new therapies to treat disease, with several applications in clinical trials or expected to enter trials in the coming months.
 
 
 Study compares single cell and MSC micropellets for cartilage regeneration
 
Study compares single cell and MSC micropellets for cartilage regenerationRepair of cartilage injuries or defects is aided by the introduction of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can be incorporated into hydrogels to amplify their effects.