Stem cell biology and the cardiovascular system

Mountford, J. C. and Connelly, K. A. (2019) Stem cell biology and the cardiovascular system. In: Touyz, R. M. and Delles, C. (eds.) Textbook of Vascular Medicine. Springer: Cham, pp. 31-44. ISBN 9783030164805 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-16481-2_4)

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Abstract

Adult, or somatic, stem cells can be found in all organs where they are responsible for the maintenance and repair of normal tissue; if they could be harvested and manipulated, it may be possible to use this natural regenerative capacity to treat diseases that cause abnormal function in those organs or tissues. Additional stem cell populations can be generated in the laboratory and have greater powers of proliferation and differentiation, offering the potential to replace or restore large amounts of tissue and off-the-shelf therapies for many diseases including those of the of the cardiovascular system.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mountford, Dr Joanne
Authors: Mountford, J. C., and Connelly, K. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783030164805
Published Online:03 August 2019

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