Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19): A Perspective of New Scenario

Volume: 2

Stem Cell Therapy for COVID-19

Author(s): Ovais Sideeq*, Kamal Niaz, Kashif Rahim and Aadil Javed

Pp: 266-287 (22)

Doi: 10.2174/9781681089072121020014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

Abstract

Stem cells have long been a topic of interest around the globe. Now and then, stem cells are being studied for revealing their beneficial effects. Countries around the world are in a race in stem cell research. Stem cells possess some unique and considerable qualities that hardly any other cell to date has. The outbreak of novel coronavirus or coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) was located in Wuhan, China. After a few months, the episode was declared Pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) as it engulfed many countries worldwide. Since then, stem cells have gained more push in clinical as well as pre-clinical stage research studies. COVID-19 shares some molecular properties with other coronaviruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Stem cells surprisingly showed some good outcomes in many patients infected with COVID-19. A lot of laboratory evaluation is being carried out to check the feasibility of different stem cells to be used in COVID-19 infected patients. This chapter discusses and highlights the possible interventions in COVID-19 using different lineages and bio-cultured stem cells.


Keywords: Bone marrow, Coronavirus, Cytokines, Hematopoietic, Mesenchymal, Patients, SARS-CoV-2, Stem cells.

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