Stem cell-based treatment of neurologic diseases

Carme Costa, Manuel Comabella, Xavier Montalban

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Abstract

Therapeutic strategies based on stem cells are being increasingly used to treat a wide range of neurological diseases. Although these strategies were initially designed to replace dead cells in injured tissue, the potential of stem cells to migrate, secrete trophic factors, and immunomodulate allows their therapeutic use as a vehicle for gene therapy, as in Parkinson's disease, or as immunomodulators and neuroprotectors in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. This review will focus on current clinical and experimental evidence on the treatment of neurological disorders with strategies based on stem cells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-214
JournalMedicina Clinica
Volume139
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Embryonic stem cells
  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Neural stem cells
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

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