Stem cell therapy in treatment of different diseases

Acta Med Iran. 2012;50(2):79-96.


Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the ability of proliferation, regeneration, conversion to differentiated cells and producing various tissues. Stem cells are divided into two categories of embryonic and adult. In another categorization stem cells are divided to Totipotent, Multipotent and Unipotent cells.So far usage of stem cells in treatment of various blood diseases has been studied (such as lymphoblastic leukemia, myeloid leukemia, thalassemia, multiple myeloma and cycle cell anemia). In this paper the goal is evaluation of cell therapy in treatment of Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Radiation Induced Intestinal Injury, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Bone Disease, Renal Disease, Chronic Wounds, Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Sepsis and Respiratory diseases. It should be mentioned that some disease that are the target of cell therapy are discussed in this article.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alzheimer Disease / therapy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / therapy
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis / therapy
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne / therapy
  • Parkinson Disease / therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplantation*