The pluripotent state in mouse and human

Kathryn C. Davidson, Elizabeth A. Mason, Martin F. Pera

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In the mouse, naïve pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are thought to represent the cell culture equivalent of the late epiblast in the preimplantation embryo, with which they share a unique defining set of features. Recent studies have focused on the identification and propagation of a similar cell state in human. Although the capture of an exact human equivalent of the mouse naïve PSC remains an elusive goal, comparative studies spurred on by this quest are lighting the path to a deeper understanding of pluripotent state regulation in early mammalian development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3090-3099
Number of pages10
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Human
  • Mouse
  • Pluripotent state

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