Ovarian stem cells: a mini-review

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The discovery of germline stem cells in adult human ovaries is one of the most remarkable yet controversial findings in modern developmental biology. In the present article, a brief overview is given on ovarian stem cells’ types, origin, morphofunctional features and similarities to testicular stem cells. The physiological role of postnatal neo-oogenesis and its possible participation in the pathogenesis of some gynecological diseases are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the prospects for practical application to the discovery in reproductive medicine.

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Mayya A. Shestakova

N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

Author for correspondence.
Email: chrysolite7@gmail.com
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6154-9481

Russian Federation, 117997, Moscow

Elena V. Proskurnina

N.P. Bochkov Research Centre for Medical Genetics

Email: proskurnina@gmail.com
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0102-5491

Russian Federation, 115522, Moscow


Mariya V. Fedorova

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Email: theklazontag@yandex.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7859-6698

Russian Federation, 119991, Moscow

Elena A. Sosnova

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Email: sosnova-elena@inbox.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1732-6870

Russian Federation, 119991, Moscow

MD, PhD, Professor


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