Homing genes, cell therapy and stroke.

  title={Homing genes, cell therapy and stroke.},
  author={Woei-cherng Shyu and Yih-Jing Lee and Demeral David Liu and Shinn-zong Lin and Hung Li},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Stem cell therapies, such as bone marrow transplantation, are a promising strategy for the treatment of stroke. Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) including both hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells (HSCs and MSCs) can exhibit tremendous cellular differentiation in numerous organs. BMSCs may also promote structural and functional repair in several organs such as the heart, liver, brain, and skeletal muscle via stem cell plasticity. Interestingly, ischemia is known to induce mobilization… CONTINUE READING