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Pericytes or Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Is That the Question?

Cano, E.; Gebala, Véronique.; Gerhardt, H.

Cell Stem Cell 20(3): 296-297


ISSN/ISBN: 1934-5909
PMID: 28257708
DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.02.005
Accession: 060080715

For almost a decade, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were believed to reside as perivascular cells in vivo. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Guimarães-Camboa et al. (2017) challenge this idea and use lineage tracing to demonstrate that perivascular cells do not behave as tissue-specific progenitors in various organs, despite showing MSC potential in vitro.

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