TITLE

Circulating endothelial progenitor cells in pulmonary inflammation

AUTHOR(S)
Doerschuk, C. M.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;May2005, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p362
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role played by endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) in lung repair. Many investigators have begun to address the ability of various populations of stem cells to aid in the repair of nearly every organ including the lungs, either through recruitment and differentiation into parenchymal cells or through facilitating proliferation and differentiation of cells already present to mediate the repair. Patients with pneumonia confined to one lobe and no other illnesses have circulating EPC in their blood within the first day of illness and that this number is decreased 8 weeks after treatment and recovery.
ACCESSION #
17105964

 

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