Cell Transplantation for Parkinson's Disease: Present Status

  title={Cell Transplantation for Parkinson's Disease: Present Status},
  author={Ren{\'e} Drucker-Col{\'i}n and Leticia Verdugo-D{\'i}az},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology},
1. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by the loss of neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and a striatal deficiency of dopamine. PD typically affects people in late middle age and progresses slowly. In the early stages of the disease, treatment targeting the dopaminergic network is effective. However, with disease progression, transplantation is an option for repairing and replacing missing dopaminergic neurons. 2. In this review, we evaluate the tissue… CONTINUE READING