Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 15th, 2006
"Peripheral blood contains primitive (stem cell-like) and monocytic-like endothelial cell progenitors. Diabetes apparently converts these primitive progenitors, from a pro-angiogenic to anti-angiogenic phenotype," wrote O. Awad and colleagues, University of Iowa. "Monocytic progenitors seem to be less affected by diabetes, but potential pro-angiogenic activities of freshly isolated monocytic progenitors remain unexplored."
They explained, "We compared the ability of primitive and monocytic endothelial cell...
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