“Cellular transplantation for repair of the injured spinal cord has a rich history with strategies focused on neuroprotection, immunomodulation, and neural reconstruction. The goal of the present review is to provide a concise overview and discussion of five key themes that have become important considerations for rebuilding functional neural networks. The questions raised include: (1) who are the donor cells selected for transplantation, (2) what is the intended target for repair, (3) when is the optimal time for transplantation, (4) where should the cells be delivered, and lastly (5) why does cell transplantation remain an attractive candidate for promoting neural repair after injury? Recent developments in neurobiology and engineering now enable us to start addressing these questions with multidisciplinary expertise and methods.”
See the Full Published Journal Article in Cell Transplantation: HERE
Zholudeva, L. V., & Lane, M. A. (2019). Transplanting Cells for Spinal Cord Repair: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Cell Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963689718824097
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was funded by the NINDS, NIH R01 NS081112, RO1 NS104291, The Moseley Foundation (Lane), Craig H. Neilsen (#338432, Lane), the Drexel Deans Fellowship for Collaborative or Themed Research (Zholudeva), and the Spinal Cord Research Center at Drexel University, College of Medicine.