Veterinary researchers have used stem cells to cure a cat of chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), a painful oral disease. The technique involved extracting autologous mesenchymal stem cells, processing and characterizing them, and intravenously injecting them into the cats to reduce inflammation and promote tissue regeneration.
“This is the first study to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of using this type of stem cell therapy for a naturally occurring, chronic inflammatory disease in cats,” said the study’s lead author, Boaz Arzi, a veterinary dental surgeon at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Based on the success of his research, Dr. Arzi has submitted a grant for a human clinical trial to use mesenchymal stem cell therapy for oral lichen planus, a T-cell-mediated chronic inflammatory mucosal disorder similar to chronic gingivostomatitis. Advances in stem cell based regenerative treatments are creating more effective treatment options for patients suffering from a wide variety of disease, trauma and injury. To learn more about stem cells, and how families can bank their own valuable stem cells by recovering the very powerful dental pulp stem cells during routine dental procedures; such as wisdom teeth extractions or the during the loss of baby teeth, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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