Introduction into Stem Cell Therapy

Why stem cells? When there is an injury or other cause of tissue damage, the body responds by trying to heal or regenerate the damaged tissue. This consists of an initial inflammatory response mediated by platelets and other inflammatory cells. These cells secrete many growth factors and chemical mediators which in turn activate the regenerative response. This response includes activation of mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells are found in all tissues of the body and are the cells most important in healing or regenerating tissue. Stem cells act in a number of ways. First, they have the ability to change into other cell types depending on the tissue that is in close proximity,

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