Developing stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease: waiting until the time is right

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Abstract

The ability to successfully replace lost nigral dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been clearly shown with fetal ventral mesencephalic transplants, albeit inconsistently. The need to trial this approach with stem-cell-derived neurons is approaching, but it should only commence when all the key issues have been adequately resolved.

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Authors
  • Roger A Barker
Organisations
External organisations
  • University of Cambridge
Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • Animals, Clinical Trials as Topic, Dopaminergic Neurons, Humans, Parkinson Disease, Stem Cell Transplantation, Stem Cells, Journal Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-42
Number of pages4
JournalCell Stem Cell
Volume15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 6
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes