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Stem cell-based therapy for human diseases.

Hoang, DM; Pham, PT; Bach, TQ; Ngo, ATL; Nguyen, QT; Phan, TTK; Nguyen, GH; Nguyen, LT; Le, PTT; Hoang, VT; Forsyth, NR; Heke, M

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DM Hoang

PT Pham

TQ Bach


QT Nguyen

TTK Phan

GH Nguyen

LT Nguyen


VT Hoang

NR Forsyth

M Heke


Recent advancements in stem cell technology open a new door for patients suffering from diseases and disorders that have yet to be treated. Stem cell-based therapy, including human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), has recently emerged as a key player in regenerative medicine. hPSCs are defined as self-renewable cell types conferring the ability to differentiate into various cellular phenotypes of the human body, including three germ layers. MSCs are multipotent progenitor cells possessing self-renewal ability (limited in vitro) and differentiation potential into mesenchymal lineages, according to the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT). This review provides an update on recent clinical applications using either hPSCs or MSCs derived from bone marrow (BM), adipose tissue (AT), or the umbilical cord (UC) for the treatment of human diseases, including neurological disorders, pulmonary dysfunctions, metabolic/endocrine-related diseases, reproductive disorders, skin burns, and cardiovascular conditions. Moreover, we discuss our own clinical trial experiences on targeted therapies using MSCs in a clinical setting, and we propose and discuss the MSC tissue origin concept and how MSC origin may contribute to the role of MSCs in downstream applications, with the ultimate objective of facilitating translational research in regenerative medicine into clinical applications. The mechanisms discussed here support the proposed hypothesis that BM-MSCs are potentially good candidates for brain and spinal cord injury treatment, AT-MSCs are potentially good candidates for reproductive disorder treatment and skin regeneration, and UC-MSCs are potentially good candidates for pulmonary disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome treatment.


Hoang, D., Pham, P., Bach, T., Ngo, A., Nguyen, Q., Phan, T., …Heke, M. (2022). Stem cell-based therapy for human diseases. Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, 272 - ?.

Acceptance Date Jul 21, 2022
Publication Date Aug 6, 2022
Journal Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy
Print ISSN 2059-3635
Publisher Springer Nature [academic journals on]
Pages 272 - ?
Keywords mesenchymal stem cells; stem cell research
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