Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research

Volume: 6

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research is a hot area of research which promises to change the face of medicine as it will be practiced in the years to come. Challenges in the 21st century to ...
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Stem Cell Transplantation: Is this the Future Solution for Parkinson's Disease?

Pp. 206-240 (35)

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.