Article Abstract

Bronchioalveolar stem cells vindicated!

Authors: Matthew Jones, Jin-San Zhang, Saverio Bellusci

Abstract

Fourteen years ago, Kim et al. (1) reported the existence of bronchioalveolar stem cells (BASCs) in the lung. These cells expressed both secretoglobin family 1A member 1 (Scgb1a1) and surfactant protein c (Sftpc), the differentiation marker of club cells and alveolar epithelial type 2 cells, respectively.