Cell Type Growth Lineage Cell Potency Telomerase Telomere Reference
Embryonic stem cells Unlimited Tri-lineage Pluripotent High Maintained Zhao et al. [14]
Mesenchymal stem cells Limited to Unlimited Mesoderm Multipotent Low or Upregulated by stimuli Shortened/ maintained Izadpanah et al. [18],
Yananda et al. [19],
Serakinci et al. [20]
Hematopoetic stem cells Limited to Unlimited Mesoderm Multipotent Low Shortened Drummond et al. [21]
Cancer Stem cells Unlimited Tri-lineage/Lineage specific Multipotent/Pluripotent High Maintained Hertzog et al. [22]
Table 1: The following table shows the expression-maintenance of telomere length and telomerase in embryonic, adult and cancer stem cells.