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Institute of Bioengineering



Prof. Sara Rankin. Mobilizing progenitor cells from the bone marrow, a pharmacological approach

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Prof Sara Rankin

Date: 25 February 2015   Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Adult bone marrow contains a number of distinct populations of progenitor cells including haematopoietic stem cells, commonly used for bone marrow transplants, and mesenchymal and endothelial progenitor cells that are involved in tissue regeneration. In this talk I will present our data investigating the factors and molecular mechanisms regulating the mobilization of these distinct subsets of progenitor cells from the bone marrow. I will discuss pharmacological strategies to selectively boost the numbers mesenchymal progenitor cells in the blood that may be exploited clinically to promote tissue regeneration.

Location:  Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, John Vane Science Centre, Charterhouse Square.