Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis: Safety and Efficacy
Wang et al. (2013)
Keywords: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Cytotherapy, Regulatory T Cells
This study looks at the use of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSC’s) for patients with RA. Results showed UC-MSC’s were a safe and effective method for reducing disease activity long-term. Improvements such as decreased expression levels of various inflammatory cytokines and chemokines as well as increased regulatory T cell levels were noted.