22 October 2017
Int J Med Sci 2016; 13(11):835-840. doi:10.7150/ijms.16563
The Limbal Epithelial Progenitors in the Limbal Niche Environment
1. Research and Development Department, TissueTech, Inc., 7000 SW 97th Avenue, Suite 212, Miami, FL 33173, USA
Limbal epithelial progenitors are stem cells located in limbal palisades of vogt. In this review, we present the audience with recent evidence that limbal epithelial progenitors may be a powerful stem cell resource for the cure of human corneal stem cell deficiency. Further understanding of their mechanism may shed lights to the future successful application of stem cell therapy not only to the eye tissue, but also to the other tissues in the human body.
Keywords: Limbal epithelial progenitors, stem cell
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Zhang Y, Sun H, Liu Y, Chen S, Cai S, Zhu Y, Guo P. The Limbal Epithelial Progenitors in the Limbal Niche Environment. Int J Med Sci 2016; 13(11):835-840. doi:10.7150/ijms.16563. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v13p0835.htm