NG2 proteoglycan being as a valuable marker for identification of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) in the Central Nervous System (CNS) began nearly thirty years ago.Since then, scientists have postulated that NG2 proteoglycan expression might be the characteristic of immature neural cells capable of differentiating into either glia or neurons, hence the designation of the molecule as ânerve/glial antigen 2â .The contribution of functional receptors of NG2+cells on neurons in response variety of injuries indicates NG2+cells plays a significant role in stimulating neural network as well as their potential importance in inflammation, neurodegeneration and regenerative medicine.an increase in the pace of our acquisition of knowledge about the stem/progenitor functional role played by adult NG2+cells in both normal and pathological tissues for regenerative medicine will be seen in the coming years.current knowledge regarding the immunobiology and clinical application of BM-MSCs or HGF need to be strengthened further to establish BM-MSCs or HGF as effective therapeutic tool in regenerative medicine. (Zhang H, Zhang X, Bie P, Miller RH and Bai L,Adult NG2-Expressing Cells in Multiple Organs: A Novel Progenitor in Regenerative Medicine)
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