Combining Growth Factor and Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation, A Review

Asgharzade, Samira and Talaei, Andisheh and Farkhondeh, Tahereh and Forouzanfar, Fatemeh (2020) Combining Growth Factor and Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation, A Review. Current Drug Targets, 21 (8). pp. 781-791. ISSN 13894501

Full text not available from this repository.


Stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition demanding vigorous search for new therapies. Recent research has focused on stem cell-based therapies as a viable choice following ischemic stroke, based on studies displaying that stem cells transplanted to the brain not only survive but also cause functional recovery. Growth factors defined as polypeptides that regulate the growth and differentiation of many cell types. Many studies have demonstrated that combined use of growth factors may increase results by the stimulation of endogenous neurogenesis, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotection properties, and enhancement of stem cell survival rates and so may be more effective than a single stem cell therapy. This paper reviews and discusses the most promising new stroke recovery research, including combination treatment. Keywords:Stem cell-based therapies; growth factors; oxidative stress; stroke; combination therapies; polypeptides

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Cell biology and genetics
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Cellular and Molecular Research Center
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 06:13
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 04:30

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item