Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F

Abstract

Human embryonic stem cells can be induced to form embryoid bodies which contain all three germ layers of the human body. Histone expression is tightly coupled to cell growth while Runx2 is essential for bone differentiation. This project tested the hypothesis that when stem cells cease to proliferate and differentiate into embryoid bodies, the Runx2 gene is induced.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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