Neurotrophin-3-over-expressing mesenchymal stem cell transplantation improves functional recovery and axonal outgrowth in a rat model of spinal cord injury

Kyung Hee Lee, Jin Soo Oh, Yoon Ha, Bae Hwan Lee, William A. Pennant, Do Heum Yoon, Keung Nyun Kim

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We investigated whether the transplantation of neurotrophin-3 gene transfected mesenchymal stem cells (NT-3-MSC) could promote hind limb functional recovery and axonal outgrowth in a model of spinal cord injury. We found that NT3-MSC transplantation in the contused spinal cord significantly improved hind limb function, axonal outgrowth, and MSC survival, suggesting that gene therapy combined with MSC treatment may represent a useful strategy for treatment of spinal cord injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalTissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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