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Article title: Blood flow restriction exercise stimulates mobilization of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and increases the circulating ACE2 levels in healthy adults

Authors: Shrinidh Joshi, Sean Mahoney, Jesmin Jahan, Logan Pitts, Kyle J. Hackney, Yagna P.R. Jarajapu

From the authors: “This study shows for the first time an acute upregulation of the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and increase in CD34+ vasculogenic cells following an acute bout of blood flow restriction with low-intensity exercise.” 

This study is highlighted as one of June’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: Journal of Applied Physiology