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Molecular motors direct the fate of stem cells

09:33 EST 29 Jan 2020 | Science Daily

Scientists used molecular motors to manipulate the protein matrix on which bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are grown. Rotating motors altered the protein structure, which resulted in a bias of the stem cells to differentiate into bone cells (osteoblasts). Without rotation, the stem cells tended to remain multipotent.

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