Figure 22-7. Transit amplifying cells.

Figure 22-7Transit amplifying cells

Stem cells in many tissues divide only rarely, but give rise to transit amplifying cells—daughters committed to differentiation that go through a limited series of more rapid divisions before completing the process. In the example shown here, each stem cell division gives rise in this way to eight terminally differentiated progeny.

From: Epidermis and Its Renewal by Stem Cells

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Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition.
Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al.
New York: Garland Science; 2002.
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