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Urine as a Source of Stem Cells.
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PMID:  23038280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Traditionally, clinicians and researchers have relied on a skin biopsy or blood extraction as relatively accessible supplies for in vitro cell expansion and biological studies. Perhaps surprisingly, limited attention has been given to a totally noninvasive source, urine, which eliminates the discomfort associated with other procedures. This may arise from the perception that urine is merely a body waste. Yet, the analysis of urine is a longstanding fundamental test for diagnostic purposes and nowadays there is growing interest in using urine for detecting biomarkers. In addition, recent work including ours reinforces the idea that urine contains a variety of viable cell types with relevant applications. In this review, we describe those cell types and their potential uses.
Christina Benda; Ting Zhou; Xianming Wang; Weihua Tian; Johannes Grillari; Hung-Fat Tse; Regina Grillari-Voglauer; Duanqing Pei; Miguel A Esteban
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-5
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Title:  Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1616-8542     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Biochem. Eng. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8307733     Medline TA:  Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, South China Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Guangzhou, 510530, China,
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