Journal of ISSN: 2475-5540 JSRT

Stem Cell Research & Therapeutics
Poetry
Volume 1 Issue 2 - 2016
Ode to a Stem Cell
Kavita Beri MD*
Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USA
Received: January 25, 2016 | Published: February 05, 2016
*Corresponding author: Kavita Beri MD, Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Medicla Director BE Skin & Laser Medspa, Visiting Scientist Center for Dermal Research Rutgers: The State University Of NJ, 3200 Sunset Ave Suite 107 Ocean NJ 07712, USA, Tel: 7324558118; Email:
Citation: Beri K (2016) Ode to a Stem Cell. J Stem Cell Res Ther 1(2): 00010. DOI: 10.15406/jsrt.2016.01.00010

Poetry

A mystery in my divine origin
Bestowed with a power of unlimited division,

I can only imagine and seek to envision.
Totipotent is your nature,

Until you decide to differentiate.
Pick a pathway to your liking,

And then it all initiates…

A plant, an animal
A stem or root,

You are blood you are muscle
You are skin or you are shoot.

Symmetric you divide to be your own,
Asymmetric you give rise to heart brain and bone.

How swiftly you evolve...

Pluripotent, multipotent and unipotent is your nature.
Then why apoptosis and why a malignant denature?

I seek to know you, what makes you think.
I seek to know your resting place they seem to call 'niche'.

What are the pathways that you hit,
As you differentiate, and make that switch.

With time you age me, but show me how to know you.
My origin, my stem cell, I seek to control you.

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