Stem Cell Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease: A Scoping Review for 2017-2022


Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been a major causal factor for mortality among elders around the world. The treatments for AD, however, are still in the stage of development. Stem cell therapy, compared to drug therapies and many other therapeutic options, has many advantages and is very promising in the future. There are four major types of stem cells used in AD therapy: neural stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells. All of them have applications in the treatments, either at the (1) cellular level, in an (2) animal model, or at the (3) clinical level. In general, many more types of stem cells were studied on the cellular level and animal model, than the clinical level. We suggest for future studies to increase research on various types of stem cells and include cross-disciplinary research with other diseases. In the future, there could also be improvements in the timeliness of research and individualization for stem cell therapies for AD.

Authors Duan Y, Lyu L, Zhan S
Journal Biomedicines
Publication Date 2023 Jan 3;11(1)
PubMed 36672626
PubMed Central PMC9855936
DOI 10.3390/biomedicines11010120

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