5356270_BHuuskes_Thesis_Finalised.pdf (140.79 MB)
The therapeutic effects of cell therapy in combination with antifibrotics to enhance tissue repair in experimental kidney disease
thesisposted 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.