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Module 8: Figure haematopoiesis

Development of haematopoietic cells from a common haematopoietic stem cell (HSC).

A haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gives rise to two main cell lineages. A common lymphoid progenitor (CLP) produces the main cells of the immune system, whereas a common myeloid progenitor (MLP) gives rise to the megakaryocyte erythroid progenitor (MKEP), which produces erythrocytes and blood platelets, and the granulocyte macrophage progenitor (GMP), which produces a number of cell types.