Cell transplantation therapy for spinal cord injury

  title={Cell transplantation therapy for spinal cord injury},
  author={Peggy Assinck and Greg J Duncan and Brett J Hilton and Jason R Plemel and Wolfram Tetzlaff},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Spinal cord injury can lead to severe motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunction. Currently, there is no effective treatment for the injured spinal cord. The transplantation of Schwann cells, neural stem cells or progenitor cells, olfactory ensheathing cells, oligodendrocyte precursor cells and mesenchymal stem cells has been investigated as potential therapies for spinal cord injury. However, little is known about the mechanisms through which these individual cell types promote repair and… CONTINUE READING



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