Transplantation

Effectiveness of olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation for treatment of spinal cord injury

Y. J. Rao, Zhu, W. X., Du, Z. Q., Jia, C. X., Du, T. X., Zhao, Q. A., Cao, X. Y., and Wang, Y. J., Effectiveness of olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation for treatment of spinal cord injury, vol. 13, pp. 4124-4129, 2014.

The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness and safety of transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells for functional repair of the spinal cord. An olfactory bulb was obtained from a 4- to 5-month-old aborted fetus, and it was digested into single olfactory ensheathing cells and then cultured and purified for 1 to 2 weeks. Under general anesthesia, these single-cell suspensions of olfactory ensheathing cells were injected into the corresponding spinal injury site with 0.45-mm-diameter injections.

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