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Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
IF: 1.734 5-Year IF: 1.848 SJR: 0.627 SNIP: 0.516 CiteScore™: 1.96

ISSN Print: 1045-4403
ISSN Online: 2162-6502

Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevEukaryotGeneExpr.2016016325
pages 161-162

Challenges Facing the Use of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Stem Cell Therapies

Carolina N. Franca
University of Santo Amaro, Health Sciences Post Graduation, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Federal University of Sao Paulo, Department of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jonatas B. Amaral
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Department of Otorhinolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, São Paulo, Brazil
Izabela D. Tuleta
University of Bonn, Department of Internal Medicine II - Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology, Bonn, Germany
Fábio Siviero
University of Sao Paulo, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carlos E. S. Ferreira
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Department of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital, Clinical Laboratory, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Maria C. O. Izar
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Department of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Francisco A. H. Fonseca
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Department of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil

ABSTRACT

The paper summarizes the difficulties to study the rare population of endothelial progenitor cells in clinical trials, based on the experience of our group in many publications in this area.