Adult stem cell-like tubular cells reside in the corticomedullary junction of the kidney.

@article{Kim2008AdultSC,
  title={Adult stem cell-like tubular cells reside in the corticomedullary junction of the kidney.},
  author={Kyungeun Kim and Kyoung Mee Lee and Duck Jong Han and Eunsil Yu and Young Mee Cho},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={232-41}
}
The existence of adult renal stem cells has long been suspected because the kidney is capable of regeneration in response to injury, such as acute tubular necrosis (ATN), but their location, or niche, has not been fully defined yet. The aim of this study was to identify the niche of adult renal stem cells responsible for the tubular regeneration. The location of label-retaining cells (LRCs) was studied in adult mouse kidneys after administration of a pulse of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) during… CONTINUE READING