Circulating bone-marrow-derived endothelial precursor cells contribute to neovascularization in diabetic epiretinal membranes.

@article{ElAsrar2011CirculatingBE,
  title={Circulating bone-marrow-derived endothelial precursor cells contribute to neovascularization in diabetic epiretinal membranes.},
  author={Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar and Sofie Struyf and Hannelien Verbeke and Jo Van Damme and Karel Geboes},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={222-8}
}
PURPOSE The role of vasculogenesis, recruitment and differentiation of circulating bone-marrow-derived endothelial precursor cells into mature endothelium in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) remains undefined. We investigated the presence of bone-marrow-derived endothelial precursor cells and the expression of the chemotactic pathway SDF-1 ⁄CXCL12… CONTINUE READING