Mesenchymal stem cells for treating ocular surface diseases

  title={Mesenchymal stem cells for treating ocular surface diseases},
  author={Liyun Zhang and Vivien J Coulson-Thomas and Tarsis Gesteira Ferreira and Winston W. Y. Kao},
  booktitle={BMC ophthalmology},
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have become a promising tool for cell therapy in regenerative medicine. They are readily available, demonstrate powerful differentiation capabilities and present immunosuppressive properties that aid them in surviving from host immune rejection for its great potential use in allograft. Currently clinical trials are underway using MSC, both culture-expanded allogeneic and autologous, for the treatment of a range of diseases not treatable by conventional therapies. A… CONTINUE READING

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