BM stem cells and cardiac repair: where do we stand in 2004?

@article{Orlic2005BMSC,
  title={BM stem cells and cardiac repair: where do we stand in 2004?},
  author={Donald Orlic},
  journal={Cytotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={3-15}
}
Adult BM stem cells are being investigated for their potential to regenerate injured tissues by a process referred to as plasticity or transdifferentiation. Although data supporting stem cell plasticity is extensive, a controversy has emerged based on findings that propose cell-cell fusion as a more appropriate interpretation for this phenomenon. A major focus of this controversy is the claim that acutely infarcted myocardium in adult hearts can be regenerated by BM stem cells. Many researchers… CONTINUE READING

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