Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells prevent diabetic renal injury through paracrine action.

AIMS The present study examined renoprotective effect of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSC) in diabetes. NRK-52E cells were utilized to determine the paracrine effect of hUCB-MSC. METHODS hUCB was harvested with the mother's consent. MSC obtained from the hUCB were injected through the tail vein. Growth arrested and… CONTINUE READING