Cell-based therapy using endothelial progenitor cells rescues kidney from transplantation-induced ischemia-reperfusion injury

T. Herrler, A. Tischer, S. Nowak, S.F. Leicht, T. Schwarz, P. Bartenstein, M. Hacker & C. Heeschen
Introduction: In the past years, optimization of immunosuppressive protocols considerably reduced the incidence of acute rejection after kidney transplantation. In contrast, very little progress has been achieved in the field of long-term transplant function and survival. Chronic allograft dysfunction[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]