Novel Protein Fractions Induce Stem Cell Proliferation to Form Bone, Blood Vessels or Neural Cells
Novel Protein Fractions Induce
Stem Cell Proliferation to Form Bone, Blood Vessels or Neural
Stem cells have been induced by novel
proteins to from osteogenic, angiogenic and neurogenic cells. This discovery has
significant implications for tissue regeneration and for treatment of a wide
range of medical conditions.
The Technology and its
Specific fractions of a common matrix protein have been
found to have a major impact on differentiation pathways of stem cells. The stem
cells can be induced to form new bone, blood vessels and neuronal tissues. It is
believed that these materials have differential effects on the progenitor and
stem cell populations in tissues and cause differentiation of these cells into
different lineages i.e. osteogenic, angiogenic, neurogenic. For example, a
specific fraction may be used to promote new cells of the nervous system (e.g.
neurons and glial cells). It is anticipated that this fraction may be used to
selectively build neurological tissue for the treatment of stroke, Alzheimer's
and neuromuscular disorders.
The ability to induce stem cell proliferation down a
particular lineage has significant application across many areas of
Patent application filed December 2009 and currently
progressing through the PCT phase.
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