iPSCs show promise for kidney treatment

Renal progenitor cells derived from human iPS cells were shown to have therapeutic effects when transplanted into acute kidney injury model mice. The transplants resulted in a significant reduction of fibrosis, suggesting that they may have preventative measures against chronic kidney disease. The positive effects were attributed to the secretion of renoprotective factors. Using this iPS cell model to identify these factors could lead to new drug candidates. —> Read More