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Mesenchymal stem cells and cardiovascular disease: a bench to bedside roadmap

Mazo M, Araña M, Pelacho B, Prosper F.
Department of Hematology and Cell Therapy, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Foundation for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarra, Avenida Pío XII 36, Pamplona, 31008 Navarra, Spain

Magazine: Stem cells international

Date: Jan 22, 2012

Cell Therapy Area [SP]

In recent years, the incredible boost in stem cell research has kindled the expectations of both patients and physicians. Mesenchymal progenitors, owing to their availability, ease of manipulation, and therapeutic potential, have become one of the most attractive options for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, from cartilage defects to cardiac disorders.

Moreover, their immunomodulatory capacity has opened up their allogenic use, consequently broadening the possibilities for their application. In this review, we will focus on their use in the therapy of myocardial infarction, looking at their characteristics, in vitro and in vivo mechanisms of action, as well as clinical trials.

CITATION  Stem Cells Int. 2012;2012:175979. Epub 2012 Jan 22

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