Neural differentiation and potential use of stem cells from the human umbilical cord for central nervous system transplantation therapy.

@article{Low2008NeuralDA,
  title={Neural differentiation and potential use of stem cells from the human umbilical cord for central nervous system transplantation therapy.},
  author={Choon Bing Low and Yih-Cherng Liou and Bor Luen Tang},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience research},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 8},
  pages={1670-9}
}
The human umbilical cord is a rich source of autologous stem and progenitor cells. Interestingly, subpopulations of these, particularly mesenchymal-like cells from both cord blood and the cord stroma, exhibited a potential to be differentiated into neuron-like cells in culture. Umbilical cord blood stem cells have demonstrated efficacy in reducing lesion sizes and enhancing behavioral recovery in animal models of ischemic and traumatic central nervous system (CNS) injury. Recent findings also… CONTINUE READING

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