Endothelial/Vascular/Adipose Cells

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This laboratory has principally studied the ontogeny of the blood and vascular systems, but has also approached, in these models, the development and regeneration of other tissues and organs, including skin, airway, and lymph nodes. The lab has also been engaged in the prospective identification, purification, and characterization of multipotent progenitor cells present in adult human tissues. Primarily, his group has demonstrated that these cells are present in adult organs in close association with the walls of blood vessels, which explains their ubiquitous presence throughout the body. These cells, which notably exhibit robust myogenic and cardiomyogenic potentials, may be of outstanding clinical interest since they can be extracted from such convenient sources as the bone marrow, muscle, and even adipose tissue before being extensively expanded in culture.


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