Evidence of an epithelial stem/progenitor cell hierarchy in the adult mouse lung.

@article{McQualter2010EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of an epithelial stem/progenitor cell hierarchy in the adult mouse lung.},
  author={Jonathan L. McQualter and Karen F K Yuen and Brenda M Williams and Ivan Bertoncello},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={1414-9}
}
The role of lung epithelial stem cells in maintenance and repair of the adult lung is ill-defined, and their identity remains contentious because of the lack of definitive markers for their prospective isolation and the absence of clonogenic assays able to measure their stem/progenitor cell potential. In this study, we show that replication of epithelial… CONTINUE READING