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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-166

Endogenous repair mechanisms enhanced in Parkinson's disease following stem cell therapy

Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California, 95616, USA

Correspondence Address:
Eleonora Napoli
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bc.bc_22_17

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This mini-review highlights the innovative observation that transplanted human neural stem cells can bring about endogenous brain repair through the stimulation of multiple regenerative processes in the neurogenic area (i.e., subventricular zone [SVZ]) in an animal model of Parkinson's disease (PD). In addition, we convey that identifying anti-inflammatory cytokines, therapeutic proteomes, and neurotrophic factors within the SVZ may be essential to induce brain repair and behavioral recovery. This work opens up a new area of research for further understanding the pathology and treatment of PD. This paper is a review article. Referred literature in this paper has been listed in the references section. The datasets supporting the conclusions of this article are available online by searching various databases, including PubMed. Some original points in this article come from the laboratory practice in our research center and the authors' experiences.

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