HSC Differentiation &
The definitive hematopoietic system is made up of all adult blood cell types including megakaryocytes, erythrocytes, and cells of the myeloid and lymphoid lineages. All of these cells are derived from multipotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) through a succession of precursors with progressively limited potential. Hematopoietic stem cells are tissue-specific stem cells that exhibit remarkable self-renewal capacity and are responsible for the life-long mainteÂnance of the hematopoietic system. HSCs are rare cells that reside in adult bone marrow where hematopoiesis is continuÂously taking place. They can also be found in cord blood, fetal liver, adult spleen, and peripheral blood. R&D Systems offers several products for studying hematopoietic lineage cells including serum-free media, lineage depleÂtion antibodies and kits, and reagents for performing colony forming cell (CFC) assays.