Extracellular matrix and the immune system: friends or foes

Stephen F. Badylak*

*Corresponding author for this work

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8 Scopus citations


A new study describes antitumour cell activity inherent in the extracellular matrix of porcine urinary bladder, which is not the result of direct tumour cell killing but is indirectly mediated through immune cells. The findings highlight opportunities to explore shared interests of the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and the immunology and cancer communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-390
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Urology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


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