Adrenal Cancer Stem Cell Research
Does the adrenal gland have stem cells?
Like every other organ in the body, adrenal glands contain a small number of what scientists call adult stem cells or progenitor cells. Their job is to generate a continuous supply of new adrenal cells to replace old ones that wear out and are destroyed. The adrenal gland continually regenerates itself, so without stem cells, it wouldn't last long. In the adrenal gland, stem cells are located just under the outer capsule that surrounds adrenal tissue like the skin on a grape. These rare stem cells are the only cells in the adrenal gland that can make new adrenal cells.