angioblasts


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angioblasts

Cells in the embryo that give rise to blood capillaries.
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The tumor like growths in different organs may include different cell types (ex: fibroblasts, angioblasts, glioblasts, neuroblasts and cardiac myoblasts).
Neovascularization of ischemic myocardium by human bone-marrow-derived angioblasts prevents cardiomyocyte apoptosis, reduces remodeling and improves cardiac function.
Some scientists had claimed that the lymphatic system was derived from specialized stem cells called angioblasts, whereas others had argued that it originated by the differentiation of pre-existing embryonic veins.
The smallest blood vessels are single-layer capillaries composed of endothelial cells, which originate from angioblasts, and the most primitive ones have a single endothelial cell wrapped around to join with itself, forming a primitive cell ring.
Implantation of bone marrow mononuclear cells into ischemic myocardium enhances collateral perfusion and regional function via side supply of angioblasts, angiogenic ligands, and cytokines.
ReCyte Therapeutics will also develop primitive ReCyte cell-derived angioblasts and blood stem cells, which are cells believed to be capable of reconstituting and repairing age-related changes in the vascular and blood systems respectively.
Kamihata H, Matsubara H, Nishiue T et al 2001 Implantation of bone marrow mononuclear cells into ischaemic myocardium enhances collateral perfusion and regional function via side supply of angioblasts, angiogenic ligands, and cytokines Circulation 104 1046-1052
In the early stages of vascular development, a primary capillary plexus is formed de novo by angioblasts, which are endothelial cell precursors derived from mesodermal cells.