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Pericytes or mesenchymal stem cells: is that the question?

Authors

  • E. Cano
  • V. Gebala
  • H. Gerhardt

Journal

  • Cell Stem Cell

Citation

  • Cell Stem Cell 20 (3): 296-297

Abstract

  • For almost a decade, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were believed to reside as perivascular cells in vivo. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Guimaraes-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.


DOI

doi:10.1016/j.stem.2017.02.005