Regeneration of respiratory epithelia in the rat after free grafting

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Following free grafting of septal mucosa from the rat to the rectus abdominis muscle, the mucosal membrane was found to degenerate into a flat squamous epithelium with loss of the majority of differentiated epithelial cells. Both the goblet cells and ciliated cells regenerated from stem cells, which appear in large numbers 2 days after trasnsplantation… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00192254

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