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Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis with Stem Cells

Posted by devin@stemsave.com on Jun 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been found to aid in the treatment of autoimmune-related lung fibrosis. Interstitial pneumonia is the inflammation of alveoli, and affects patients with pulmonary fibrosis and other connective tissue diseases. Increased fibrosis is due to an overactive immune response--mainly cytotoxic T cells. Past therapies have tried to suppress all immune cells to lower pro-fibrotic molecules. Mesenchymal stem cells are able to selectively change the composition of T cells from cytotoxic to regulatory. Bone marrow derived stem cells interfered with overactive autoimmune processes, and promoted the repair of alveoli tissue.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, autoimmune disease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cells, connective tissue, pneumonia, lung fibrosis

Systemic Sclerosis Sufferers Get Relief With Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on Aug 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

A team of Italian researchers have injected autologous [the patient’s own] mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] into patients suffering from digital ulcers (DU). The ulcers are brought about by systemic sclerosis (SSc), a connective tissue disease that progressively degrades blood vessels, causing havoc across multiple organ systems. DUs are slow to heal and are often unresponsive to therapies in individuals with SSc.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, growth factors, ulcers, mesenchymal stem cells, autologous stem cells, systemic sclerosis, connective tissue

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