Mesenchymal stem cells protect against the tissue fibrosis of ketamine-induced cystitis in rat bladder

Abstract

Abuse of the hallucinogenic drug ketamine promotes the development of lower urinary tract symptoms that resemble interstitial cystitis. The pathophysiology of ketamine-induced cystitis (KC) is largely unknown and effective therapies are lacking. Here, using a KC rat model, we show the therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord-blood (UCB)-derived… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep30881

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