Homing and survivability of genetically modified mononuclear umbilical cord blood cells after transplantation into transgenic G93A mice with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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To overcome the effects of neurodegeneration, as an alternative option of pharmacotherapy, the genetically modified human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells overexpressing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), neuronal cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) were suggested. The migration potential and survivability of the genetically modified cells based on expression of therapeutic gene in different combinations after transplantation into G93A mice with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis model was studied The pattern of homing and survivability of the genetically modified cells in a spinal chord after different period of time after treatment was shown by immunofluorescent analysis Based on the level of survived cells and the combination of therapeutic genes the life extension of G93A mice was observed.

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Z. Z Safiullov

Kazan State Medical University

E. E Garanina

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

A. A Izmailov

Kazan State Medical University

R. R Garifulin

Kazan State Medical University

V. Y Fedotova

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

I. I Salafutdinov

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

A. A Rizvanov

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

R. R Islamov

Kazan State Medical University


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