Podocyte regeneration: who can become a podocyte?

Am J Pathol. 2013 Aug;183(2):333-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.04.009. Epub 2013 May 29.


This Commentary highlights the article by Pippin et al that showed that renin lineage cells may enhance glomerular regeneration by serving as progenitors for glomerular epithelial cells in glomerular disease characterized by podocyte depletion.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental / pathology*
  • Male
  • Podocytes / physiology*
  • Renin / metabolism*
  • Stem Cells / physiology*


  • Renin