Retinal endothelial cell apoptosis stimulates recruitment of endothelial progenitor cells.

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PURPOSE Bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to vascular repair although it is uncertain how local endothelial cell apoptosis influences their reparative function. This study was conducted to determine how the presence of apoptotic bodies at sites of endothelial damage may influence participation of EPCs in retinal… (More)
DOI: 10.1167/iovs.09-3616

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