Cell Therapy, Stem Cells, and Brain Repair

  • Cyndy Davis Sanberg
  • Paul R. Sanberg

Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Roya Sabetrasekh, Yang D. Teng, Jitka Ourednik, Kook In Park, Evan Y. Snyder
    Pages 1-30
  3. Nicolaj S. Christophersen, Ana Sofia Correia, Laurent Roybon, Jia-Yi Li, Patrik Brundin
    Pages 31-60
  4. Kimberly B. Bjugstad, John R. Sladek Jr.
    Pages 61-82
  5. Claire M. Kelly, Stephen B. Dunnett, Anne E. Rosser
    Pages 83-116
  6. Cesario V. Borlongan, Christina Fournier, David C. Hess, Paul R. Sanberg
    Pages 139-162
  7. C.Dirk Keene, Xilma R. Ortiz-Gonzalez, Yuehua Jiang, Catherine M. Verfaillie, Walter C. Low
    Pages 163-197
  8. Mary Eaton, Jacqueline Sagen
    Pages 199-239
  9. Dwaine F. Emerich, Cesario V. Borlongan, Craig R. Halberstadt
    Pages 241-259
  10. Cesario V. Borlongan, Stephen J. M. Skinner, Alfred Vasconcellos, Robert B. Elliott, Dwaine F. Emerich
    Pages 261-285
  11. Christopher G. Thanos, Dwaine F. Emerich
    Pages 287-323
  12. Martina Vendrame, Alison E. Willing
    Pages 341-362
  13. L. Eduardo Cruz, Silvia P. Azevedo
    Pages 363-383
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 385-391

About this book


As our world continues to evolve, the field of regenerative medicine f- lows suit. Although many modern day therapies focus on synthetic and na- ral medicinal treatments for brain repair, many of these treatments and prescriptions lack adequate results or only have the ability to slow the p- gression of neurological disease or injury. Cell therapy, however, remains the most compelling treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, disorders, and injuries, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and stroke, which is expanded upon in more detail in Chapter 1 by Snyder and colleagues. Cell therapy is also unique in that it is the only therapeutic strategy that strives to replace lost, damaged, or dysfunctional cells with healthy ones. This repair and replacement may be due to an administration of exogenous cells itself or the activation of the body’s own endogenous reparative cells by a trophic, immune, or inflammatory response to cell transplantation. However, the precise mechanism of how cell therapy works remains elusive and is c- tinuing to be investigated in terms of molecular and cellular responses, in particular. Moreover, Chapter 11 by Emerich and associates, discusses some of the possibilities of cell immunoisolation and the potential for treating central nervous system diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cyndy Davis Sanberg
    • 1
  • Paul R. Sanberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Saneron CCEL TherapeuticsTampa
  2. 2.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampa

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