Clinical trials of stem cell therapy for ischemic stroke: a mini-review

Authors

  • Permphan Dharmasaroja Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

Keywords:

stroke, stem cells, clinical trials

Abstract

Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide. Stem cell therapy becomes more attractive due to its possible therapeutic effect on stroke. Promising results have been observed in animal models of ischemic stroke, with evidence of significant benefits. Their beneficial effects might be due to cell replacement, neuroprotection, endogenous neurogenesis, angiogenesis, and modulation on inflammation and immune response. However, a number of issues remain unanswered, and further investigation of these will be imperative in the ongoing research for an effective, feasible and safe cell-based therapy. This review will discuss stem cell therapy in ischemic stroke, including evidence from current clinical trials.

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2019-02-19

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Dharmasaroja P. Clinical trials of stem cell therapy for ischemic stroke: a mini-review. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];13(3):80-4. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtss/article/view/173165