JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Kidney regeneration by xeno-embryonic nephrogenesis

Takashi Yokoo, Akira Fukui, Kei Matsumoto, Tetsuya Kawamura
Medical Molecular Morphology 2008, 41 (1): 5-13
18470675
Establishment of a functional whole kidney de novo has not received much attention because of the formidable challenges and the slow pace of advances in this field of research. This situation has changed recently with publication of data revealing the catastrophic nature of Medicaid costs for dialysis-related diseases. An innovative approach is needed in our search for therapies for kidney diseases and to provide a substitute for dialysis as soon as possible. Regenerative medicine offers great hope for realizing this goal. We established a system by which human mesenchymal stem cells can differentiate into a functional renal unit using a program of nephrogenesis in a developing xeno-embryo. In this article, recent research in the field of developing whole kidneys is reviewed, and possible therapeutic applications for kidney diseases are proposed in combination with our knowledge of the emerging field of kidney stem cell biology.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
18470675
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"