Susanna1*, Gowramma A2, P. Siva kumari1, P. Ratna kala1, B. Prathibha1, A. Mounika1
1Jagan’s college of Pharmacy, Jangala kandriga, SPSR Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Asst professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, Jagan’s college of Pharmacy, Jangala kandriga, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
A B S T R A C T
Stem cells are the flexible cell types which can gives raise to multiple cell types. Accordingly, harnessing the potential of stem cells is considered to have great significance for therapeutic purpose. The stem cells are having certain features like unlimited proliferation potential and they share closely to cancer cells. In this review, we have addressed the developmental aspects of stem cells and cancer cells their respective biological functions in maintaining an intricate balance to decide their respective contributions to the usefulness or harmfulness in the biological system. Understanding the characteristics of cancer stem cells will help to develop novel therapies to eliminate the initiating cancer stem cell, and the relevant patents on the cancer stem cell and cancer therapy. The Markers frequently used to identify stem cells within the prostate, breast and intestine.
Keywords: Stem cell, Stem cell therapy, cancer, cell potency.