How useful are stem cells in PD therapy?

  title={How useful are stem cells in PD therapy?},
  author={Y. X. Luo and Serena Y. Kuang and Barry L. Hoffer},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  volume={15 Suppl 3},
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders. The onset of PD is usually after the age of 50. Clinical symptoms of PD are not manifested until 60-80% of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain have been affected. Cell replacement has been a promising approach for the treatment of PD. Fetal mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons seemed to improve the motor disability in patients in some early studies. However, the clinical application of this approach may be limited by… CONTINUE READING