Title: Neural differentiation and support of neuroregeneration of non-neural adult stem cells
Authors: Abraham, Rojin ×
Verfaillie, Catherine #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Progress in Brain Research vol:201 pages:17-34
Article number: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59544-7.00002-0
Abstract: Although it is well established that neural stem cells (NSCs) or neural stem/progenitor cells differentiated from pluripotent stem cells can generate neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes, a number of other cell populations are also being considered for therapy of central nervous system disorders. Here, we describe the potential of (stem) cells from other postnatal tissues, including bone marrow, (umbilical cord) blood, fat tissue, or dental pulp, which themselves do not (robustly) generate neural progeny. However, these non-neuroectoderm derived cell populations appear to capable of inducing endogenous neurogenesis and angiogenesis. As these "trophic" effects are also, at least partly, responsible for some of the beneficial effects seen when NSC are grafted in the brain, these non-neuroectodermal cells may exert beneficial effects when used to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
ISSN: 0079-6123
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Embryo and Stemcells (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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