Endocrine. 2004 Mar-Apr;23(2-3):167-76.

Endocrine. 2004 Mar-Apr;23(2-3):167-76. Therapy of erectile dysfunction: potential future treatments. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Abstract Current research on the development of new medical treatments of erectile dysfunction (ED) fall essentially into two main types of approaches: (1) the traditional strategy based on compounds acting to induce an erection on demand, without modifying the underlying pathologic…

Stem cells to replace the optic nerve

Stem cells to replace the optic nerve. Eye (Lond). 2004 Nov;18(11):1085-8 Authors: Quigley HA, Iglesia DS Methods that exist now and that might be developed are suggested to replace retinal ganglion cells and their axons in the optic nerve, ultimately to re-establish functional vision in eyes blind from glaucoma. PMID: 15534593 [PubMed – indexed for…

Effects of bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells transplanted into vitreous cavity of rat injured by ischemia/reperfusion

Effects of bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells transplanted into vitreous cavity of rat injured by ischemia/reperfusion. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr;247(4):503-14 Authors: Li N, Li XR, Yuan JQ OBJECTIVE: To examine the survival, migration, integration, differentiation and the expression of various neurotrophic factors of bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplanted into the vitreous cavity…

Umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stromal cells are neuroprotective and promote regeneration in a rat optic tract model

Umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stromal cells are neuroprotective and promote regeneration in a rat optic tract model. Exp Neurol. 2009 Apr;216(2):439-48 Authors: Zwart I, Hill AJ, Al-Allaf F, Shah M, Girdlestone J, Sanusi AB, Mehmet H, Navarrete R, Navarrete C, Jen LS Exploitation of the ability of stem cells to protect damaged neuronal tissue may…

Non-invasive stem cell therapy in a rat model for retinal degeneration and vascular pathology

PLoS One. 2010 Feb 15;5(2):e9200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009200. Non-invasive stem cell therapy in a rat model for retinal degeneration and vascular pathology. Wang S, Lu B, Girman S, Duan J, McFarland T, Zhang QS, Grompe M, Adamus G, Appukuttan B, Lund R. Source Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of…

A case of autoimmune-related retinopathy and optic neuropathy syndrome…

A case of autoimmune-related retinopathy and optic neuropathy syndrome treated by autologous nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Mar;29(1):43-9 Authors: Oyama Y, Burt RK, Thirkill C, Hanna E, Merrill K, Keltner J Autoimmune-related retinopathy and optic neuropathy (ARRON) syndrome is characterized by visual loss and often the presence of antibodies against retinal or…

Neuroprotective effects of intravitreal mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in experimental glaucoma

Neuroprotective effects of intravitreal mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in experimental glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Apr;51(4):2051-9 Authors: Johnson TV, Bull ND, Hunt DP, Marina N, Tomarev SI, Martin KR Purpose. Retrograde neurotrophic factor transport blockade has been implicated in the pathophysiology of glaucoma. Stem cell transplantation appears to ameliorate some neurodegenerative conditions in the…

Stem cells: potential source for retinal repair and regeneration

Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2007 Mar-Apr;70(2):371-5. Stem cells: potential source for retinal repair and regeneration. Torquetti L, Castanheira P, de Góes AM, Marcio N. Source Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. leonardotoqueti@yahoo.com.br Abstract Stem cells have been studied in several fields of Medicine, and their applications are not too far from the clinical…

Stem cell-based therapeutic applications in retinal degenerative diseases

Stem Cell Rev. 2011 Jun;7(2):434-45. doi: 10.1007/s12015-010-9192-8. Stem cell-based therapeutic applications in retinal degenerative diseases. Huang Y, Enzmann V, Ildstad ST. Source Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, University of Louisville, 570 S. Preston Street, Suite 404, Louisville, KY 40202-1760, USA. Abstract Retinal degenerative diseases that target photoreceptors or the adjacent retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) affect millions…