Stem Cells Int 2016 30;2016:3032128. Epub 2016 Nov 30.
CellTec-UB, Department of Cell Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Barcelona Tissue Bank (BTB), Banc de Sang I Teixits (BST, GenCAT), Barcelona, Spain; Department of Surgery, School of Medicine & Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Limbal stem cells (LSC) are the progenitor cells that maintain the transparency of the cornea. Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) leads to corneal opacity, inflammation, scarring, and blindness. A clinical approach to treat this condition consists in LSC transplantation (LSCT) after expansion of LSC. Read More