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Label Retaining Cells (LRCs) with Myoepithelial Characteristic from the Proximal Acinar Region Define Stem Cells in the Sweat Gland

  • Yvonne Leung,

    Affiliations: Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Eve Kandyba,

    Affiliations: Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Yi-Bu Chen,

    Affiliation: Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Seth Ruffins,

    Affiliation: Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Krzysztof Kobielak mail

    kkobiela@med.usc.edu

    Affiliations: Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074174

About the Authors

Yvonne Leung, Eve Kandyba, Seth Ruffins, Krzysztof Kobielak
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Yi-Bu Chen
Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Yvonne Leung, Eve Kandyba, Krzysztof Kobielak
Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kkobiela@med.usc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YL KK. Performed the experiments: YL EK KK. Analyzed the data: YL YBC KK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YL EK YBC SR KK. Wrote the paper: YL KK.