Published in Blood Weekly, June 8th, 2006
"Here, we report the existence of endothelial precursor (EPC) and stem cells in a distinct zone of the vascular wall that are capable of differentiating into mature endothelial cells, hematopoietic, and local immune cells, such as macrophages. This zone has been identified to be localized between the smooth muscle and adventitial layer of human adult vascular wall," scientists writing in the journal Development report.
"It predominantly contains CD34-positive (+) but CD31-negative (-) cells, which also express vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2...
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