Mechanism by Which Injured Tissue “Tells” Stem Cells to Leave Bone Marrow

Urao et al. Stem Cells. 2012 Jan 30. In addition to the established role of bone marrow derived stem cells in producing blood cells, an interesting aspect of these stem cells is to assist/accelerate tissue healing after injury. Perhaps the most studied example of this is in the situation of myocardial infarction (heart attack), in…