Therapeutic uses of microencapsulated genetically engineered cells.

  title={Therapeutic uses of microencapsulated genetically engineered cells.},
  author={Thomas Ming Swi Chang and Satya Prakash},
  journal={Molecular medicine today},
  volume={4 5},
Microencapsulated genetically engineered cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases. For example, in experimental animals, implanted microencapsulated cells have been used to secrete growth hormone to treat dwarfism, neurotrophic factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, beta-endorphin to decrease pain, factor XI for hemophilia B, and nerve growth factors to protect axotomized neurons. For some applications, microencapsulated cells can even be given orally. They can be… CONTINUE READING