How Stem Cells Find Damaged Tissue13 years, 11 months ago
Posted on Dec 21, 2004, 5 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
News-Medical.net reports on an interesting advance in our understanding of stem cell repair mechanisms: "To regenerate unhealthy tissue, stem cells must first move toward the effected area. It had never been known how stem cells [are] able to home precisely to the site of injury or disease . Using a simulated stroke model, the collaborators found that the chemokine SDF-1 alpha, secreted by injured or inflamed neural tissue, acts like an SOS signal and summons implanted human neural stem cells to the site of injury .
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