The Journal of the Polish Biochemical Society
and of the Committee of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Vol. 63 No. 3/2016

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Supplement 2, 2016
BIO 2016 Congress

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Supplement 1, 2016
X Parnas Conference

Selected Review from the Current Issue:

Endothelial progenitor cells participation in cardiovascular and kidney diseases: a systematic review

Jolanta Kiewisz, Monika M. Kaczmarek, Anna Pawlowska, Zbigniew Kmiec and Tomasz Stompor

Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) represent a small population of blood cells (5-40 cells/mm3), with an ability to differentiate into endothelial cells that form the lining of the blood vessels and contribute to postnatal angiogenesis. Abundant evidence shows that recruitment of EPCs from the bone marrow, the monocyte/macrophage lineage and the organs facilitate the endothelial regeneration and repair. Changes in the number of EPCs were observed in both, chronic kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Thus, these cells were tested for usage in diagnosis and therapy. In this paper, we review the current knowledge on the EPC biology and contribution of these cells to the kidney and cardiovascular diseases.

Acta Biochimica Polonica, 63(3), 475-482, Review, DOI: 10.18388/abp.2016_1284

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