Author(s): Yokoo T, Kawamura T, Kobayashi E
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Abstract Several cell types isolated from adult tissues have been reported to differentiate into mature kidney cells that may participate in renal repair after systemic administration. Chen et al. report that local mesenchymal stem cells derived from adult mouse kidneys are another source of cells with similar properties. Although these cells have the potential to differentiate into endothelial-lineage cell types, their therapeutic benefit to the ischemic kidney is mainly via the production of renoprotective factors.
This article was published in Kidney Int
and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy