Stem-like cells of various origins showed therapeutic effect to improve the recovery of spinal cord injury.

Stem-like cells of various origins showed therapeutic effect to improve the recovery of spinal cord injury. Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2020 Dec;48(1):627-638 Authors: Kang J, Zhang C, Zhi Z, Wang Y, Liu J, Wu F, Xu G Abstract We aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of exosomes, which were collected from human neuroepithelial stem cells (HNESCs) treated by miR-29b mimics, on the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Computational analysis, real-time PCR, Western blot analysis and TUNEL assay, a BBB score system, the Nissl staining and IHC assay were conducted to explore the molecular signalling pathway underlying the function of exosomes in SCI. Exosomes isolated from cells treated with HNESC exhibited the strongest inhibitory effect on cell apoptosis while exhibiting the highest level of miR-29b expression and the lowest levels of PTEN and caspase-3 expression. Moreover, PTEN and caspase-3 were identified as the direct target genes of miR-29b. The exosomes isolated from the groups of HNESC and HNESC + miR-29b mimics exhibited in vivo therapeutic effects by restoring the BBB score and apoptosis index of post-SCI neuron cells to those of normal neuron cells, with the exosomes collected from the group of HNESC + miR-29b mimics showing the strongest effect. We suggested that the exosomes derived from the group of HNESC + miR-29b mimics exerted therapeutic effects on SCI by down-regulating the expressio...
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