Potential and origin of the hematopoietic population in human skeletal muscle.


While mononuclear cells isolated from murine skeletal muscle were shown to be capable of hematopoietic activity, similar hematopoietic cells (HC) recently were reported to exist in primate muscle. We investigated muscle-derived HC from young and adult human subjects. Although hematopoietic stem cells were rare in muscle, their frequency nonetheless was… (More)


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