Induction system of neural and muscle lineage cells from bone marrow stromal cells; a new strategy for tissue reconstruction in degenerative diseases

Masaaki Kitada, Mari Dezawa

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Abstract

Since bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) are easily accessible both from healthy donors and patients, and can be expanded on a therapeutic scale, they have attracted attention for cell-based therapy. MSCs contribute to the protection of host tissue after transplantation by Immune modulation and trophic effect. They also have an ability to differentiate into other cell kinds that will replenish lost cells in the degenerated tissue. This review discusses the potential of MSCs for tissue reconstruction in neuro- and muscledegenerative diseases and their differentiation capacity into functional cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-642
Number of pages12
JournalHistology and Histopathology
Volume24
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May

Keywords

  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Muscle dystrphy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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