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Cu/Zn SOD1(G93A) transgenic mice develop phenotypical hallmarks of ALS and serve therefore as an established model to study the molecular mechanisms underlying this disease. Recent reports demonstrate that mutations in the motor protein dynein in Legs at odd angles (Loa) and Cramping (Cra1) mice lead to similar but milder phenotypes. Surprisingly, double(More)
Stem and progenitor cells provide a promising therapeutic strategy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To comparatively evaluate the therapeutic potentials of human bone marrow-derived mesodermal stromal cells (hMSCs) and umbilical cord blood cells (hUBCs) in ALS, we transplanted hMSCs and hUBCs and their neuroectodermal derivatives (hMSC-NSCs and(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow (BM)-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are promising candidate cells for the development of neuroregenerative therapies. We have previously introduced the pro-neural conversion of human MSC to neural stem cell-like cells (m-NSC) by culturing them in suspension culture under serum-free conditions. METHODS In the present study,(More)
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