Cuong Diep recently published an article, which was featured on the cover of the journal
Genesis, on how the adult
zebrafish kidney is developed.
The article, titled “Development of the Zebrafish
Mesonephros,” describes how new kidney tissue is formed from specific stem
cells to generate the adult kidney as juvenile zebrafish develop into adult
Unlike humans, zebrafish have the capability to regenerate new kidney
tissue throughout adult life, making them an ideal model system for studying
stem cell biology and regeneration. By understanding how zebrafish form new
kidney tissue, insights can be gained into activating stem cells or identifying
drugs that can promote kidney regeneration in humans.
Genesis is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.