One of the major issues in neural transplantation is the low survival rate (<5%) of transplanted dopamine (DA) neurons . Recently it has been shown that it is possible to enhance the survival of these neurons, which in turn may decrease the amount of tissue that is required for each transplantation patient. The present paper demonstrates a novel approach for enhancing neuronal survival by co-transplantation of neuronal tissue with Testis-derived Sertoli cells (SC). This strategy could improve neuronal survival through the provision of trophic support.
- Medicin och hälsovetenskap