JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI, cilt.2, ss.25-28, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are present particularly in the bone marrow. Several stimuli, such as inflammation and oxidative stress can mobilize these cells from the bone marrow into the circulating blood and stem cells repair tissue, organ and vascular injuries. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease with severe cardiovascular consequences. The role of stem cells in obstructive sleep apnea is studied in this review.