Stem cells role in regenerative medicine

Roxana Elena BOHILTEA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, Erick George NESTIANU, Vlad DIMA, Bianca Margareta MIHAI, Teodor SALMEN, Tiberiu Augustin GEORGESCU, Simona-Gabriela TUDORACHE, Cristina-Daniela ENACHE, Radu VLADAREANU, Filantropia Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, Department of Radiology, Clinic Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania (+8 others)
2021 Romanian Journal of Medical Practice  
Stem cells are precursor cells capable of self-renew and of generating numerous mature cell types. As the field of human embryonic stem cells harvesting has been put under questionable ethic issues, other sources are under investigation and present tremendous potential: tissue specific progenitor stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, umbilical cord cells, bone marrow stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem cells interest different departments of regenerative medicine as well as
more » ... vative wildlife. Stem cells might be a viable option for the treatment of pathologies such as spinal injuries, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, liver injuries or even osteoarthritis. Scientists are looking forward to developing molecules that can activate tissue specific stem cells, promote stem cells to migrate to the side of tissue injury, and promote their differentiation to tissue specific cells, so that many health issues could have an alternative and efficient treatment and or even be cured.
doi:10.37897/rjmp.2021.4.4 fatcat:d2wmgqxxwbhfljdjexrvqxdvwy