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ANCESTOR, descents. One who has preceded another in a direct line of descent; an ascendant. In the common law, the word is understood as well of the immediate parents, as, of these that are higher; as may appear by the statute 25 Ed. III. De natis ultra mare, and so in the statute of 6 R. III. cap. 6, and by many others. But the civilians relations in the ascending line, up to the great grandfather's parents, and those above them, they term, majores, which common lawyers aptly expound antecessors or ancestors, for in the descendants of like degree they are called posteriores. Cary's Litt.45. The term ancestor is applied to natural persons. The words predecessors and successors, are used in respect to the persons composing a body corporate. See 2 Bl. Com. 209; Bac. Abr. h.t.; Ayl. Pand. 58.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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BSSS and BSCB1 were originally developed through a series of single, double, or three-way and double-double crosses (Lamkey et al., 1991) tracing back to the inbred progenitor lines examined in this study.
Results: We observed a strong correlation between the number of circulating endothelial progenitor cells and the subjects' combined Framingham risk factor score (r=-0.47, p=0.001) was observed.
As adults have only very few progenitor cells left, how can these discoveries be used for therapeutic purposes?
Prostate progenitor cells, for example, can only form prostate tissue.
This approach may bypass the challenges presented by stem cell therapies by temporarily reactivating progenitor cells already located at the tissue target site and pre-programmed to make specific cell types.
"Ever since we discovered that the heart tube produces some blood progenitor cells, we have been trying to figure out why," Nakano said.
The entire process to manufacture AlloJoin involves many of CBMG's therapeutic and drug intellectual properties including certain proprietary trade secrets within a world-class chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) platform, which patents include methods for collecting and purifying adipose stem (progenitor) cells, large-scale clinical grade cell production, formulations and preparations.
Henrik Semb, senior author and director of the Institute of Translational Stem Cell Research at Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen, "to map the signal that determines whether pancreatic progenitor cells will become endocrine, such as insulin-producing beta cells, or duct cells."
Progenitor cells play an important role in some pathophysiological states such as atherosclerosis, vascular ischemia, and pulmonary hypertension12-17.
Interestingly, studies of Myc function in hematopoietic stem cells have implicated Myc in pushing the HSCs out of the niche and into a proliferative progenitor state [18].
The body's endothelial progenitor cells repair the damage to the lining of the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease.
In this study, we used human fetal pancreatic progenitor cells to identify the role of FoxO1 in cell differentiation.