Mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of chronic lung disease.

@article{Wecht2016MesenchymalSC,
  title={Mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of chronic lung disease.},
  author={Sophie Wecht and Mauricio Enrique Mena Rojas},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={1366-1375}
}
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a populace of non-haematopoietic multipotent stromal cells, which have the ability to differentiate into tissue derived from a single germ layer. MSCs have been isolated from various sites, including adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, synovium, spleen, thymus, lung and amniotic fluid, but are most often isolated from bone marrow. MSCs have several valuable functions that make them a promising therapeutic option in the field of regenerative medicine, including the… CONTINUE READING
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