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The therapeutic effects of cell therapy in combination with antifibrotics to enhance tissue repair in experimental kidney disease

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posted on 2017-08-31, 03:54 authored by BROOKE HUUSKES
This thesis investigated the ability of stem cells coming from the bone marrow and a human hormone, called relaxin, to reduce kidney scarring and protect the blood vessels in kidney disease. The findings of this thesis show a beneficial effect of combining the stem cells and relaxin therapy to reduce kidney scarring and increase the ability of cells obtained from kidney disease patients to form new blood vessels.


Principal supervisor

Sharon Ricardo

Additional supervisor 1

Chrishan Samuel

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Anatomy and Developmental Biology

Additional Institution or Organisation

Biomedical Discovery Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences