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Alzheimer's dementia (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder characterized mainly by cholinergic failure, but other neuro-transmitters are also deficient especially at late stages of the disease. Misfolded β-amyloid peptide has been identified as a causative agent, however inflammatory changes also play a pivotal role. Even though the most prominent pathology(More)
Genetically modified mono-nuclear cell fraction from human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) expressing human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and mouse neural L(1) cell adhesion molecule (L(1)CAM) were used for gene-stem cell therapy of transgenic (G)93(A) mice adopted as an animal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) model. We generated non-viral(More)
OBJECTIVES Among several other factors, the neuro-toxic β-amyloid peptide (βAP)-induced inflammatory mechanisms have also been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's dementia (AD). Cytokines have recently emerged as prime candidates underlying this immune reaction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory response of peripheral(More)
The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to be promising in chronic disorders such as diabetes, Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and brain ischemia. Recent studies revealed that human tooth germs (hTG) contain MSCs which can be easily isolated, expanded and cryo-preserved. In this report, we isolated human tooth(More)
Perineuronal nets (PNN) ensheath GABAergic and glutamatergic synapses on neuronal cell surface in the central nervous system (CNS), have neuroprotective effect in animal models of Alzheimer disease and regulate synaptic plasticity during development and regeneration. Crucial insights were obtained recently concerning molecular composition and physiological(More)
Traumatic brain injuries and degenerative neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and many others are characterized by loss of brain cells and supporting structures. Restoring microanatomy and function using stem cells is a promising therapeutic approach. Among the many various sources,(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive death of cerebral and spinal motorneurons. Using behavioral tests we studied the efficiency of gene-cell therapy in SOD1 G93A transgenic mice receiving xenotransplantation of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells genetically modified with adenoviral vectors(More)
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