New publication: Neuroregeneration using cell reprogramming
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Neuronal Reprogramming for Tissue Repair and Neuroregeneration
Roxanne Hsiang-Chi Liou, Thomas L. Edwards, Keith R. Martin and Raymond Ching-Bong Wong
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2020 Jun 16;21(12):E4273
Stem cell and cell reprogramming technology represent a rapidly growing field in regenerative medicine. A number of novel neural reprogramming methods have been established, using pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) or direct reprogramming, to efficiently derive specific neuronal cell types for therapeutic applications. Both in vitro and in vivo cellular reprogramming provide diverse therapeutic pathways for modeling neurological diseases and injury repair. In particular, the retina has emerged as a promising target for clinical application of regenerative medicine. Herein, we review the potential of neuronal reprogramming to develop regenerative strategy, with a particular focus on treating retinal degenerative diseases and discuss future directions and challenges in the field.
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