Researchers Grow Stem Cell-Derived Lung Organoids That Model Human Lung Development

September 12, 2018

(News-Medical) – Researchers have now grown lung organoids from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that, after implantation in mice, can develop mature alveolar type 1 (AT1) and AT2 cells and architecture approximating that of human lungs. The strategy is the first to generate both lung distal progenitor cells and mature AT1-like cells. The study is published inStem Cells and Development, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

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