Stem cell therapy- An update

Authors

  • Fazlur Rahman Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Bikash Subedi Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Anisul Awal Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • KMHS Sirajul Haque Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md Abu Siddique Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Sajal Krishna Banerjee Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md Safiuddin Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Chaudhury Meshkat Ahmed Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Syed Ali Ahsan Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Khairul Anam Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md Khurshed Ahmed Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md Mukleshur Rahman Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md Ashraf Uddin Sultan Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md A Rashid Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Salman Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v4i2.2076

Keywords:

stem cells

Abstract

Stem cells are one of the most fascinating areas of biology today. Stem cells have two important characteristics that distinguish them from other types of cells. First, they are unspecialized cells that renew themselves for long periods through cell division. The second is that under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become cells with special functions. Stem cells can be obtained from several sources including spare embryos, special purposes embryos, aborted fetus, umbilical cords, adult tissue or organs, cadavers. The procedure of adult stem cell therapy involves several steps including extraction of cells from various sources, separation by surface markers using FACS, growth in specific culture media and injection into target organs. This modern aspect of regenerative or reparative medicine can be applied for cardiac diseases (coronary artery diseases, heart failure, non ischaemic cardiomyopathies), skin replacement, Diabetes, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative disease like Parkinsonism, stroke. In future, it may become possible the use of stem cells in organ transplantation.   

doi:10.3329/uhj.v4i2.2076

University Heart Journal Vol. 4 No. 2 July 2008 p.46-48

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Published

2009-02-02

How to Cite

Rahman, F., Subedi, B., Awal, A., Haque, K. S., Siddique, M. A., Banerjee, S. K., Safiuddin, M., Ahmed, C. M., Ahsan, S. A., Anam, K., Ahmed, M. K., Rahman, M. M., Sultan, M. A. U., Rashid, M. A., & Salman, M. (2009). Stem cell therapy- An update. University Heart Journal, 4(2), 46–48. https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v4i2.2076

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