Developmental and Stem Cell Biology in Health and Disease

Research into stem cells started in the 1960s with experiments on spleen cultures. Evans and Kaufman made a breakthrough in mouse embryo culturing and embryonic stem cell extraction in 1981, followed ...
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A Scope on Stem Cells and Human Parasites

Pp. 210-247 (38)

Marwa Adel HasbySaad

Abstract

In this chapter, the aim is to shed the light if the new era of stem cells can play a role in the field of Medical Parasitology. We will try to answer certain questions. First; would parasites be friends or foes in the process of stem cell culture and therapy? Another question is that; can stem cells be a novel therapy against the notorious parasites that attack the human being and heal the permanent damage that some parasites may induce in organs? Finally, could the parasite stem cells be a potential target for new anti-parasitic therapy, especially in resistant chronic debilitating parasitism?

Keywords:

ADMSCs, Alveolar ecchinochoccosis, Chronic Chagas Cradiomyopathy, Cryptosporidium, HPSCs, Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Neoblastlike stem cells, Parasites, Schistosomiasis, Toxoplasmosis.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.