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Endothelial Progenitor Cells -Trick or Treat?
  1. Anthony Mathur*
  1. BLT/QMUL, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to: Anthony Mathur, Cardiac, Barts and the London NHS Trust, The London Chest Hospital, Bonner Road, London, E2 9JX, United Kingdom; a.mathur{at}


An understanding of endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) biology offers not only the intellectual rewards of understanding vascular repair but the potential to develop new therapeutic approaches that can be applied to coronary intervention. The field of EPC research is however fraught with problems relating to the characterisation of this cell type. This editorial reflect on the paper by Mills et al that adds further controversy to this area.

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