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Ehrhart-Bornstein, M.* ; Vukicevic, V.* ; Chung, K.F.* ; Ahmad, M.* ; Bornstein, S.R.*

Chromaffin progenitor cells from the adrenal medulla.

Cell. Mol. Neurobiol. 30, 1417-1423 (2010)
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Chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla are neural crest-derived cells of the sympathoadrenal lineage. Different lines of evidence suggest the existence of a subpopulation of proliferation-competent progenitor cells even in the adult state. The identification of sympathoadrenal progenitors in the adrenal would greatly enhance the understanding of adrenal physiology and their potential role in adrenal pathogenesis. Isolation and differentiation of these progenitor cells in culture would provide a tool to understand their development in vitro. Furthermore, due to the close relation to sympathetic neurons, these cells might provide an expandable source of cells for cell therapy in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. We therefore aim to establish protocols for the efficient isolation, enrichment and differentiation of chromaffin progenitor cells to dopaminergic neurons in culture.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0272-4340
e-ISSN 1573-6830
Quellenangaben Volume: 30, Issue: 8, Pages: 1417-1423 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Springer
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Institute(s) Institute for Pancreatic Beta Cell Research (IPI)