Identification of vascular progenitor cells in pulmonary arteries of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Peinado2006IdentificationOV,
  title={Identification of vascular progenitor cells in pulmonary arteries of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Victor I Peinado and Josep Ram{\'i}rez and Josep Roca and Robert 6 Rodriguez-Roisin and Joan Albert Barber{\`a}},
  journal={American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={257-63}
}
Progenitor cells of bone marrow origin migrate to injured vessels, where they may contribute to endothelial maintenance and vessel remodeling through vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-related signals. To what extent progenitor cells may play a role in vascular changes occurring in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains undetermined. In this study we sought to identify vascular progenitor cells in pulmonary arteries of patients with COPD and to investigate… CONTINUE READING