Treatment of Parkinson's disease using cell transplantation.

  title={Treatment of Parkinson's disease using cell transplantation.},
  author={Olle Lindvall},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={370 1680},
The clinical trials with intrastriatal transplantation of human fetal mesencephalic tissue, rich in dopaminergic neurons, in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients show that cell replacement can work and in some cases induce major, long-lasting improvement. However, owing to poor tissue availability, this approach can only be applied in very few patients, and standardization is difficult, leading to wide variation in functional outcome. Stem cells and reprogrammed cells could potentially be used to… CONTINUE READING
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