Repair of tissues by adult stem/progenitor cells (MSCs): controversies, myths, and changing paradigms

Mol Ther. 2009 Jun;17(6):939-46. doi: 10.1038/mt.2009.62. Epub 2009 Mar 31.


Research on stem cells has progressed at a rapid pace and, as might be anticipated, the results have generated several controversies, a few myths and a change in a major paradigm. Some of these issues will be reviewed in this study with special emphasis on how they can be applied to the adult stem/progenitor cells from bone marrow, referred to as MSCs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells / metabolism
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells / physiology
  • Stem Cells / cytology
  • Stem Cells / metabolism
  • Stem Cells / physiology