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Stem cell research holds tremendous promise for the development of novel therapies for many serious diseases and injuries. While stem cell- based treatments. adequately captures a range of perspectives. This booklet has three parts: Stem cell therapies. Most stem cell therapies are still considered research and. from human tissues, but some studies of animal-derived stem cells are What is the potential for new medical treatments using stem cells?.
Multipotent Pluripotent and multipotent stem cells have their respective advantages and disadvantages. Exosome secreted from adipose-derived stem cells attenuates diabetic nephropathy by promoting autophagy flux and inhibiting apoptosis in podocyte It is confirmed that adipose-derived stem cells ADSCs transplantation effectively relieves kidney fibrosis and type 2 diabetes disease in mice. Open in a separate window. Their sources, characteristics, differentiation and therapeutic applications are discussed. In this study, we Differentiation roadmap of embryonic Sertoli cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells Embryonic Sertoli cells eSCs play an important role in sex determination and in male gonad development which makes them a very useful cell type for therapeutic applications.
Recent research has found new sources for multipotent stem cells of greater plasticity such as the placenta and umbilical cord blood. The cardiac stem cells are present in such small numbers, that they are difficult to study and their function has not been fully determined.
The second review in this series will discuss their potential in greater detail. Since Federal funding for human embryonic stem cells is restricted in the United States, many scientists use the mouse model instead. Besides their ability to self-renew indefinitely and differentiate into cell types of all three germ layers, murine and human pluripotent stem cells have much in common.
It should not be surprising that so many pluripotency traits are conserved between species given the shared genomic sequences and intra-cellular structure in mammals.
Both mouse and human cells proliferate indefinitely in culture, have a high nucleus to cytoplasm ratio, need the support of growth factors derived from other live cells, and display similar surface antigens, transcription factors and enzymatic activity i.
Mouse embryonic stem cells need the leukemia inhibitory factor and bone morphogenic proteins while human require the signaling proteins Noggin and Wnt for sustained pluripotency. Last, but certainly not least, a big difference between mouse and human stem cells are the moral and ethical dilemmas that accompany the research.
Some people consider working with human embryonic stem cells to be ethically problematic while very few people have reservations on working with the mouse models. However, given the biological differences between human and mouse cells, most scientists believe that data relevant for human therapy will be missed by working only on rodents.
Cell surface markers are typically also used to identify multipotent stem cells. For example, mesenchymal stem cells can be purified from the whole bone marrow aspirate by eliminating cells that express markers of committed cell types, a step referred to as lineage negative enrichment, and then further separating the cells that express the sca-1 and c-Kit surface markers signifying mesenchymal stem cells.
The c-Kit surface marker also is used to distinguish the recently discovered cardiac stem cells from the rest of the myocardium. A great deal of recent work in cardiovascular research has centered on trying to find which markers indicate early multipotent cells that will give rise to pre-cardiac myocytes.
Cells with the specific mesodermal marker, Kdr, give rise to the progenitor cells of the cardiovascular system including contracting cardiac myocytes, endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells and are therefore considered to be the earliest cells with specification towards the cardiovascular lineage. Scientists are still struggling to reliably direct differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types.
They have used a virtual alphabet soup of incubation factors toward that end including trying a variety of growth factors, chemicals and complex substrates on which the cells are grown , with, so far, only moderate success.
As an example of this complexity, one such approach to achieve differentiation towards cardiac myocytes is to use the chemical activin A and the growth factor BMP Physical as well as chemical cues cause differentiation of stem cells. Simply altering the stiffness of the substrate on which cells are cultured can direct stem cells to neuronal, myogenic or osteogenic lineages.
Ideally, for stem cells to be used therapeutically, efficient, uniform protocols must be established so that cells are a well-controlled and well-defined entity.
Pluripotent stem cells have not yet been used therapeutically in humans because many of the early animal studies resulted in the undesirable formation of unusual solid tumors, called teratomas. Teratomas are made of a mix of cell types from all the early germ layers. Later successful animal studies used pluripotent cells modified to a more mature phenotype which limits this proliferative capacity. Cells derived from pluripotent cells have been used to successfully treat animals.
For example, animals with diabetes have been treated by the creation of insulin-producing cells responsive to glucose levels. Also, animals with acute spinal cord injury or visual impairment have been treated by creation of new myelinated neurons or retinal epithelial cells, respectively. Commercial companies are currently in negotiations with the FDA regarding the possibility of advancing to human trials. Scientists hope that stem cell therapy can improve cardiac function by integration of newly formed beating cardiac myocytes into the myocardium to produce greater force.
Patches of cardiac myocytes derived from human embryonic stem cells can form viable human myocardium after transplantation into animals, 24 with some showing evidence of electrical integration. It is more likely due to paracrine effects that benefit other existing heart cells see next review.
Since cells there give rise to lymphocytes, megakaryocytes and erythrocytes, the value of these cells is easily understood in treating blood cancers.
Recently, some progress has been reported in the use of cells derived from bone marrow to treat other diseases. For example, the ability to form whole joints in mouse models 27 has been achieved starting with mesenchymal stem cells that give rise to bone and cartilage. In the near future multipotent stem cells are likely to benefit many other diseases and clinical conditions. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are in clinical trials to remedy heart ailments.
This is discussed in detail in the next review of this series. Pluripotent and multipotent stem cells have their respective advantages and disadvantages. The capacity of pluripotent cells to become any cell type is an obvious therapeutic advantage over their multipotent kin.
Theoretically, they could be used to treat diseased or aging tissues in which multipotent stem cells are insufficient. Also, pluripotent stem cells proliferate more rapidly so can yield higher numbers of useful cells.
Pluripotent stem cells, on the other hand, are not from the host and therefore, lack the proper signals required to stave off rejection from the immune system.
Research is ongoing trying to limit the immune response caused by pluripotent cells and is one possible advantage that iPS cells may have. The promises of cures for human ailments by stem cells have been much touted but many obstacles must still be overcome.
First, more human pluripotent and multipotent cell research is needed since stem cell biology differs in mice and men. Second, the common feature of unlimited cell division shared by cancer cells and pluripotent stem cells must be better understood in order to avoid cancer formation.
Third, the ability to acquire large numbers of the right cells at the right stage of differentiation must be mastered. Fourth, specific protocols must be developed to enhance production, survival and integration of transplanted cells.
Finally, clinical trials must be completed to assure safety and efficacy of the stem cell therapy. When it comes to stem cells, knowing they exist is a long way from using them therapeutically. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U.
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Abstract Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into specific cell types. Introduction Stem cells have the ability to build every tissue in the human body, hence have great potential for future therapeutic uses in tissue regeneration and repair. Open in a separate window. Figure 1. Derivation of Stem Cells During natural embryo development, cells undergo proliferation and specialization from the fertilized egg, to the blastocyst, to the gastrula during natural embryo development left side of panel.
Stem Cell Fates Based on the two defining characteristics of stem cells unlimited self-renewal and ability to differentiate , they can be described as having four outcomes or fates 3 Figure 2. Figure 2. Stem Cell Fates Four potential outcomes of stem cells. Multipotent Multipotent stem cells may be a viable option for clinical use.
Characteristics that Identify Stem Cells Pluripotent Since Federal funding for human embryonic stem cells is restricted in the United States, many scientists use the mouse model instead. Multipotent Cell surface markers are typically also used to identify multipotent stem cells.
Differentiation Pluripotent Scientists are still struggling to reliably direct differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types. Stem Cell Therapy Pluripotent stem cells Pluripotent stem cells have not yet been used therapeutically in humans because many of the early animal studies resulted in the undesirable formation of unusual solid tumors, called teratomas.
Pluripotent vs. Multipotent Pluripotent and multipotent stem cells have their respective advantages and disadvantages. Conclusion The promises of cures for human ailments by stem cells have been much touted but many obstacles must still be overcome.
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