Mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.

@article{Colpo2015MesenchymalSC,
  title={Mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Gabriela D Colpo and Bruna Maria Ascoli and Bianca Wollenhaupt-Aguiar and Bianca Pfaffenseller and Emily G Silva and Elizabeth Obino Cirne-Lima and Jo{\~a}o Quevedo and Fl{\'a}vio Pereira Kapczinski and Adriane Ribeiro Rosa},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  year={2015},
  volume={87 2 Suppl},
  pages={1435-49}
}
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent progenitor cells that have the capacity to differentiate into all lineages of mesodermal origin, e.g., cartilage, bone, and adipocytes. MSCs have been identified at different stages of development, including adulthood, and in different tissues, such as bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord. Recent studies have shown that MSCs have the ability to migrate to injured sites. In this regard, an important characteristic of MSCs is their… CONTINUE READING