Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell

| April 7, 2015

Stem cell therapy abroad can be defined as a group of new techniques, or technologies, that rely on replacing diseased or dysfunctional cells with healthy, functioning ones. These new techniques are being applied to a wide range of human diseases, including many types of cancer, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, spinal cord injuries, and diabetes in stem cell treatment Mexico. Replacing dead cells in the retina with new ones may someday cure even presently incurable eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. To understand how stem cell therapy Mexico works, it helps to understand the role of cells in the body.
Patients with spinal cord injuries(quadriplegics) are faced with severe motor loss of their upper and lower extremities, sensory loss; incontinence of urine and stool and increased risk of decreased respiratory motions; paraplegics with loss of motion and sensory loss of their lower extremities plus incontinence of urine and stool.

There have been many efforts to recover neuronal function after spinal cord injuries. Umbilical cord blood is a rich source of pluripotent cells that in culture can be programmed into many tissue organ cell lines including neural. The cells can differentiate into neurons, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes. The oligodendrocytes derived from human cord blood secrete neurotrophic hormones such as neurotrophin-3 and brain derived neurotrophic factor. The cord stem cells aid in the synthesis of myelin basic protein and the proteolipid found in myelin in injured areas.

Neural stem cells brain derived from umbilical cord blood and brain derived neurotrophic factor can be given intravenously or into the spinal cord area and may induce improvement in individuals with spinal cord injuries. Improvement in neurological function is related probably to axonal regeneration. Neural stem cells transplanted have been shown to cause extensive growth of corticospinal axons and locomotor recovery.

Cord blood derived stem cells migrate to and participate in motor function improvement and healing of spinal cord injuries. Human cord blood stem cells can survive, differentiate and improve functional recovery after spinal cord injury. Telomerase driven human progenitor cells are a new source of stem cell treatment abroad for injured spinal cords.

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