Article Abstract

BASCs, respiratory epithelial progenitors with geo-advantage

Authors: Hong-Long Ji, Yang Liu


The lung is a much-branched organ consists of heterogeneous lineages of cells derived from both endoderm and mesoderm (1,2). Lung epithelial progenitor cells are orchestrated with endothelial and mesenchymal cells in a complicated manner to maintain the homeostasis of lung epithelium.