Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha-positive cells: a new cell type in the human ureteropelvic junction

@article{Hunziker2017PlateletderivedGF,
  title={Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha-positive cells: a new cell type in the human ureteropelvic junction},
  author={M. Hunziker and A. O'donnell and P. Puri},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={82},
  pages={1080-1087}
}
Background:Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is the most common cause of congenital hydronephrosis. Normal ureteral motility requires coordinated interaction between neurons, smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and interstitial Cajal-like cells (IC-LCs). Recently, a new type of interstitial cell, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α-positive (PDGFRα+) cells, was discovered in the gastrointestinal tract and bladder.MethodsWe used immunohistochemistry to study PDGFRα protein distribution in… Expand
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