Monthly Archives: July 2015

Endothelial progenitor cells show inverse correlation with coronary artery disease risk factors.

This study documents that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) revealed reduced levels and functional impairment [...]

Aging, progenitor cell exhaustion, and atherosclerosis.

This study hypothesizes that atherosclerosis progression is influenced by the age-related degradation of endogenous progenitor cells that normally repair and [...]

Inflammation, the immune system, and zinc.

This paper acknowledges that zinc-deficient patients display severe immune dysfunctions. Zinc is an antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory [...]

Zinc, anti-aging health, and chronic conditions.

This review details zinc’s role in healthy aging, and points out that though zinc is [...]

Patients with chronic renal failure show decreased numbers and impaired angiogenic functions of endothelial progenitor cells.

Patients with chronic renal failure have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This has been [...]

The Negative Effect of Smoking on EPC Levels

Cigarette smoking depletes and impairs the function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Smoking is associated [...]

Exercise increases angiogenic and regenerative stem cells.

This study investigated whether a single episode of exercise could acutely increase the numbers of endothelial [...]

The effects of aging on endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs).

The number of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is thought to be a marker for neovascularization [...]

Endothelial cells and neural stem cells.

This report shows that endothelial cells release soluble factors that stimulate the self-renewal of neural stem [...]

EPCs and age related hearing loss.

This study shows there is a possible role with circulating epithelial progenitor cells in the pathogenesis [...]