Schniedermann J, Rennecke M, Buttler K, Richter G, Städtler A, Norgall S, et al
. Mouse lung contains endothelial progenitors with high capacity to form blood and lymphatic vessels. BMC Cell Biol. 2010;11:50 pubmed publisher
..The lung contains large numbers of EPCs that display commitment for both types of vessels, suggesting that lung blood and lymphatic endothelial cells are derived from a single progenitor cell. ..
Buttler K, Becker J, Pukrop T, Wilting J. Maldevelopment of dermal lymphatics in Wnt5a-knockout-mice. Dev Biol. 2013;381:365-76 pubmed publisher
..The reduced number of lymphatic capillaries indicates a sprouting defect rather than a proliferation defect in the dermis of Wnt5a-ko-mice, and identifies Wnt5a as a regulator of lymphangiogenesis. ..
Buttler K, Badar M, Seiffart V, Laggies S, Gross G, Wilting J, et al
. De novo hem- and lymphangiogenesis by endothelial progenitor and mesenchymal stem cells in immunocompetent mice. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2014;71:1513-27 pubmed publisher
..Our studies demonstrate the feasibility of pro-angiogenic/lymphangiogenic therapies in immunocompetent animals and indicate new MSC/EPC-derived angiogenic factors. ..
Buttler K, Ezaki T, Wilting J. Proliferating mesodermal cells in murine embryos exhibiting macrophage and lymphendothelial characteristics. BMC Dev Biol. 2008;8:43 pubmed publisher
..The impact of a dual source of LECs for ontogenetic, phylogenetic and pathological lymphangiogenesis is discussed. ..