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Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation:
doi: 10.1097/MOT.0b013e32835f0771
ORGANOGENESIS AND ORGAN REGENERATION AND REPAIR AFTER TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Jeffrey L. Platt

Kidney regeneration and repair after transplantation

Franquesa, Marcellaa,*; Flaquer, Mariab,*; Cruzado, Josep M.b; Grinyó, Josep M.b

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Abstract

Purpose of review: To briefly show which are the mechanisms and cell types involved in kidney regeneration and describe some of the therapies currently under study in regenerative medicine for kidney transplantation.

Recent findings: The kidney contains cell progenitors that under specific circumstances have the ability to regenerate specific structures. Apart from the knowledge gained in the self-regenerative properties of the kidney, new concepts in regenerative medicine such as organ engineering and the use of mesenchymal stem cell-based therapies are currently the focus of attention in the field.

Summary: Overall, kidney regeneration is a reality and the knowledge on how to control it will be one of the main scopes in the present and future.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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