Adult Stem Cells in the Human Testis

Ellen Goossens, PhD, MSc; Herman Tournaye, MD, PhD, MSc


Semin Reprod Med. 2013;31(1):39-48. 

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Concluding Thoughts

Banking and transplantation of SSCs may become a promising method to preserve the fertility of prepubertal patients. According to recent discoveries, the potential of SSCs to become pluripotent or to transdifferentiate into other cell types is interesting and may create an additional role for SSCs as a source for stem cell therapy. Nevertheless, the methods established in mice still need to be tested and adapted to human applications.