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Treatment efficacy of NGF nanoparticles combining neural stem cell transplantation on Alzheimer’s Disease model rats.

Chen Y, Pan C, Xuan A, Xu L, Bao G, Liu F, Fang J, Long D (2015) Treatment efficacy of NGF nanoparticles combining neural stem cell transplantation on Alzheimer’s Disease model rats. Med Sci Monit 21:3608-3615. doi: 10.12659/msm.894567

Summary: NSC (neural stem cell) transplants into animals have been shown to compensate for the loss of cholinergic cells in the basal forebrain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. One hurdle to overcome is the actuation of NSC differentiation into the specific replacement cells needed. NGF has been shown to induce this differentiation, but it has a very short half-life and does not permeate tissue very effectively. In this work the authors administered 5 mcl of icv 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01) to rats, followed by a graft of NCSs in the presence of NGF nanoparticles with a polymer coating. Rats receiving both NCSs and NGF nanoparticles showed significantly improved memory and learning functions as compared to control animals.

Related Products: 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01)