Tissue engineering and the use of stem/progenitor cells for airway epithelium repair.

@article{Roomans2010TissueEA,
  title={Tissue engineering and the use of stem/progenitor cells for airway epithelium repair.},
  author={Godfried M. Roomans},
  journal={European cells & materials},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={284-99}
}
Stem/progenitor cells can be used to repair defects in the airway wall, resulting from e.g., tumors, trauma, tissue reactions following long-time intubations, or diseases that are associated with epithelial damage. Several potential sources of cells for airway epithelium have been identified. These can be divided into two groups. The first group consists of endogenous progenitor cells present in the respiratory tract. This group can be subdivided according to location into (a) a ductal cell… CONTINUE READING