Lung stem cells

  title={Lung stem cells},
  author={Darrell N. Kotton and Alan Fine},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
The lung is a relatively quiescent tissue comprised of infrequently proliferating epithelial, endothelial, and interstitial cell populations. No classical stem cell hierarchy has yet been described for the maintenance of this essential tissue; however, after injury, a number of lung cell types are able to proliferate and reconstitute the lung epithelium. Differentiated mature epithelial cells and newly recognized local epithelial progenitors residing in specialized niches may participate in… CONTINUE READING

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