Journal of Translational Medicine
There is much to be investigated about the specific characteristics of stem cells and about the efficacy and safety of the new drugs based on this type of cells, both embryonic as adult stem cells, for several therapeutic indications (cardiovascular and ischemic diseases, diabetes, hematopoietic diseases, liver diseases). Along with recent progress...
Stem cells international
Chronic ulcers represent a major health problem in diabetic patients resulting in pain and discomfort. Conventional therapy does not guarantee adequate wound repair. In diabetes, impaired healing is partly due to poor endothelial progenitor cells mobilisation and homing, with altered levels of the chemokine stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) at the w...
BioImpacts : BI
The combination of the stem-cell technology with gene therapy has the potential of providing both regenerative tissue and therapeutic material simultaneously; therefore, having the benefits of both technologies.
Doklady Biological Sciences
BackgroundBone marrow derived stem/progenitor cell transplantation after acute myocardial infarction is safe and effective for improving left ventricular systolic function. However, the improvement of left ventricular systolic function is limited. This study will evaluate novel stem/progenitor cell therapy with combination cytokine treatment of the...
Stem Cell Reviews and Reports
The potential effectiveness of cell therapies is dependent upon homing of transplanted cells to relevant target organs. In this study we firstly characterise the range of methods employed in all human therapeutic-cell studies published to date investigated with cell-tracking. Secondly, we determine factors that predict target-organ cell uptake effi...
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol
The efficacy of cardiac repair by stem cell administration relies on a successful functional integration of injected cells into the host myocardium. Safety concerns have been raised about the possibility that stem cells may induce foci of arrhythmia in the ischemic myocardium. In a previous work (36), we showed that human cord blood CD34(+) cells, ...
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Despite recent studies suggesting that the heart has instrinsic mechanisms of self-regeneration following myocardial infarction, it cannot regenerate itself to an optimal level. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are currently being investigated for regeneration of mesenchyme-derived tissues, such as bone, cartilage and tendon. In vitro evidence suggest...
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Diabetologie
Type 1 diabetes results from ineffective suppression of the immune system to beta cell antigens, which results in beta cell killing. We developed an intervention cell therapy with autologous tolerogenic dendritic cells (DCs) loaded with beta cell antigens to specifically reverse diabetogenic autoimmunity. To investigate the effects of tolerogenic D...
Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Chronic ischemic heart disease is a major cause of patient morbidity and healthcare expenditure. The development of therapies aimed to enhance angiogenesis is targeted for patients with severe ischemic symptoms that persist despite optimized medical therapy and in whom coronary revascularization procedures are no longer feasible or helpful. Several...