Publication
Title
Tackling the physiological barriers for successful mesenchymal stem cell transplantation into the central nervous system
Author
Abstract
Over the past decade a lot of research has been performed towards the therapeutic use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases. MSCs have shown to be beneficial in different preclinical studies of central nervous system (CNS) disorders due to their immunomodulatory properties and their capacity to secrete various growth factors. Nevertheless, most of the transplanted cells die within the first hours after transplantation and induce a neuroinflammatory response. In order to increase the efficacy of MSC transplantation, it is thus imperative to completely characterise the mechanisms mediating neuroinflammation and cell death following MSC transplantation into the CNS. Consequently, different components of these cell death- and neuroinflammation-inducing pathways can be targeted in an attempt to improve the therapeutic potential of MSCs for CNS disorders.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Stem cell research & therapy
Publication
2013
ISSN
1757-6512
Volume/pages
4(2013), p. 1-12
Article Reference
101
ISI
000323370100002
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 15.10.2013
Last edited 11.06.2017
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