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What are progenitor cells?

Progenitor cells are derived stem cells that have the capability to differentiate into a specific cell types, are self-duplicating within a limited scope, and have the role of epithelium cell maintenance and repair.

Populations of heart (cardiac), lung (pulmonary) and bone marrow derived blood (endothelial) [HLB] progenitor cells become activated by cytokines and growth factors following tissue damage or injury.

Progenitor cells migrate to the target tissue site and begin the process of cell specific differentiation.

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