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STEM CELL DELIVERY

Platelet vesicles help cardiac stem cells engraft

Grafting platelet-derived nanovesicles onto the surface of cardiosphere-derived cardiac stem cells enables the cells to better engraft in infarcted tissue following systemic injection in rats and pigs.

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Fig. 1: The engraftment of cardiosphere-derived cardiac stem cells (CSCs) can be improved by combining them with platelet-derived nanovesicles (PNVs).

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Menasché, P. Platelet vesicles help cardiac stem cells engraft. Nat Biomed Eng 2, 4–5 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-017-0185-7

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