Stem Cell Transplantation: Is this the Future Solution for Parkinson's Disease?
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José Rubén García- Montes and René Drucker- Colín
Significant effort in the past three decades has been dedicated to the concept
of restoring normal neurological functions through stem cell transplants, in devastating
neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease. The aim of this chapter is to
present an objective and up-to-date progress in this field. Specifically, the successes as
well as the failures and the lessons learned from these outcomes towards further
achievements in regenerative therapy are discussed. We build an easily understandable
progression from basics to more complex issues and the current challenges in
optimizing stem cell therapy in treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Departamento de Neuropatología Molecular, Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apdo. Postal 70-600, 04360 Ciudad de México, Mexico.