Mesenchymal stem cell‐derived extracellular vesicles for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome: Concise Review

Aswin Abraham, Anna Krasnodembskaya

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Abstract

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious and potentially fatal acute inflammatory lung condition which currently has no specific treatments targeting its pathophysiology. However, mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to have very promising therapeutic potential, and recently, it has been established that their effect is largely due to the transfer of extracellular vesicles (EVs). EVs have been shown to transfer a variety of substances such as mRNA, miRNA, and even organelles such as mitochondria in order to ameliorate ARDS in preclinical models. In addition, the fact that they have been proven to have the same effect as their parent cells combined with their numerous advantages over whole cell administration means that they are a promising candidate for clinical application that merits further research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStem Cells Transl Med
Early online date24 Oct 2019
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Publication statusEarly online date - 24 Oct 2019

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