Published in Blood Weekly, December 29th, 2005
"Recent studies have shown that skeletal muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) can give rise to several cell lineages after transplantation. However, the potential therapeutic uses of MDSCs, the functional significance of the transplanted tissue, and vasculogenesis, myogenesis, and reconstitution of other tissues have yet to be investigated in detail," scientists in Japan report.
"In addition, the relationship between MDSCs and mesenchymal bone marrow cells is of interest. We developed a severe-damage model of mouse tibialis anterior muscle with a large deficit of nerve fibers,...
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