Published in Blood Weekly, April 27th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Vascular repair by adult HSCs is well-appreciated because these cells are known for their plasticity. We have shown that adult HSCs differentiate into endothelial cells and participate in both retinal and choroidal neovascularization."
"We asked whether HSCs participated in the wounding response by forming astrocytes, retinal pigment epithelia (RPE), macrophages, and pericytes. Lethally irradiated C57BL6/J mice were reconstituted with HSCs from mice homozygous for green fluorescent protein (GFP) and then subjected to...
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