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Research Article

Characterization of the Early Proliferative Response of the Rodent Bladder to Subtotal Cystectomy: A Unique Model of Mammalian Organ Regeneration

  • Charles C. Peyton,

    Affiliation: Department of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • David Burmeister,

    Affiliation: Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Bryon Petersen,

    Affiliation: Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Karl-Erik Andersson,

    Affiliation: Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • George Christ mail

    gchrist@wakehealth.edu

    Affiliation: Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: October 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047414

About the Authors

Charles C. Peyton
Department of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
David Burmeister, Bryon Petersen, Karl-Erik Andersson, George Christ
Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gchrist@wakehealth.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CP DB KEA GC. Performed the experiments: CP DB. Analyzed the data: CP DB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CP DB KEA GC. Wrote the paper: CP GC. Contributed to experimental concept design, reviewing and polishing the manuscript: BP.