Stem Cell Therapy: A Promising Approach in Treatment of COVID-19

Author(s): Bahareh Abbaspanah*, Saeid Abroun, Morteza Zarrabi, Ashkan Mozdgir, Mohammad Mollanouri

Journal Name: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Volume 16 , Issue 4 , 2021

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COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis of the 21st Century. There are currently no approved vaccines and no particular anti-viral treatment for coronavirus disease. As COVID-19 has a broad range of illnesses, it is necessary to find a safe and effective therapeutic method for COVID-19. An attractive approach for treating COVID-19 is cell therapy. Cell therapy aims to inject new and healthy stem cells into a patient’s body, to repair the damaged cells and tissues. Stem cell therapy is one of the most studied and important approaches in the treatment of COVID-19 these days. The significant clinical outcome was observed by the adoptive transfer of stem cells, specifically mesenchymal stem cells. This study reviews the characteristics of stem cells and clinical trials that have used stem cells in treating COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, cell therapy, mesenchymal stem cells, clinical trials, β-CoV.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 12 October, 2020
Page: [406 - 413]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1574888X15666201012165700
Price: $65

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