Global Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Opinion Article - Global Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences ( 2022) Volume 10, Issue 1

Short note on stem cell therapy

Zbigniew Rybak*
Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, United States
*Corresponding Author:
Zbigniew Rybak, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, United States, Email:

Received: 04-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. GJMMS-22-59518; Editor assigned: 07-Feb-2022, Pre QC No. GJMMS-22-59518(PQ); Reviewed: 21-Feb-2022, QC No. GJMMS-22-59518; Revised: 28-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. GJMMS-22-59518(R); Published: 07-Mar-2022, DOI: 10.15651/2449-1888.10.1.169


Stem cells are the source of the body, from which all other cells with special functions are born. Under appropriate conditions in the body or in the laboratory, stem cells divide and create more cells called daughter cells. These daughter cells give rise to either new stem cells or specialized cells (differentiation) with more specific functions, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells, and bone cells. Other cells in the body do not have the natural ability to create new cell types. Stem cells have the ability to build any tissue in the human body, which has great potential for future therapeutic applications in tissue regeneration and repair. As cells fall under the definition of “stem cells”, they need to display two important functions. First, stem cells need to self-produced capabilities and accurately produce exactly the same as nuclear cells. This property also applies to cancer cells that share in untreated methods while the distillation of stem cells is significantly regulated. It is important to observe additional requirements for stem cells. You have to be able to connect to a special cell type that is part of a healthy animal.

General Name “Stem Cell” contains various cell types. In principle, the modifier “embryo” and “adult” are used to distinguish stem cells depending on the development stage of animals, they come, but these conditions are newly found like they have Studies will not be sufficient. The fully differentiated adult cells found are rotated to embryonic stem cells, reverse, reflux, adult stem cells, and more appropriately referred to, more appropriately referring to fetal, placenta, umbilical cord blood and infants. Stem Cells Sort in Two Categories Based on their Biology Properties of Pluripotent Stem Cells and Multipotent Stem Cells.

Describe their sources, properties, differentiation, and therapeutic applications. Pluripotent stem cells are so named because of their ability to differentiate into all cell types in the body. In spontaneous development, pluripotent stem cells are present in the embryo for a very short period of time and then differentiate into more specific pluripotent stem cells, eventually giving rise to special body tissues. There are several subtypes of these more limited pluripotent stem cells. Some cells can only be cells of a specific germ layer (endoderm, mesoderm, ectoderm), while others can only be cells of a specific tissue. In other words, pluripotent cells can eventually become any cell in the body by differentiating into pluripotent stem cells that undergo a series of divisions into specialized cells that are further restricted in themselves.

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the body’s natural healing mechanisms to treat a variety of medical conditions. Stem cells are used in regenerative medicine to rejuvenate and repair diseased and damaged tissues, with promising results in the treatment of various orthopedic, cardiovascular, neuromuscular and autoimmune diseases. Stem cells are present in all of us and act as the body’s repair system. However, as we grow older, optimal amounts of stem cells may not be delivered to the site of injury. The goal of stem cell therapy is to strengthen the patient’s body’s natural repair system.

There are two main types of stem cells embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) are stem cells derived from human embryos. They are pluripotent, meaning they have the ability to develop into almost every different cell type in the body. As embryos develop to form babies, stem cells are distributed throughout the body and are located in specific pockets of tissues such as bone marrow and blood. As we grow older, these cells regenerate old and worn tissue cells. These are called adult stem cells or somatic stem cells. Like embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells can replicate to multiple cell types, but their replication is limited to a limited number of cell types. The unique ability of embryonic stem cells to regenerate and differentiate can be used in regenerative medicine. These stem cells can be obtained from the oocytes collected during the IVF procedure by obtaining informed consent from the patient. However, many questions have been raised about potential human life-threatening ethics for alternative treatments. Adult stem cells are most commonly derived from bone marrow, especially mesenchymal stem cells, and have the ability to replicate to cells that make up the musculoskeletal system, such as tendons, ligaments, and articular cartilage. They can be obtained from the iliac crest of the pelvis by inserting a needle and removing stem cells from the bone marrow. Stem cell therapy is currently used to treat a variety of degenerative diseases of the shoulders, knees, hips and spine. It is also used to treat various soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons) and bone-related injuries. You are suffering from joint pain and want to improve your quality of life while avoiding the complications associated with invasive surgical procedures, you may be a good candidate for stem cell therapy. It is important to stop taking Non-Steroidal Anti- Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) at least 2 weeks before the procedure. Preparing for stem cell surgery is relatively easy and your doctor will give you specific instructions based on your condition.

Stem cell procedure begins with the doctor collecting stem cells from his bone marrow. Bone marrow is usually taken from the hip joint. Your doctor will be first clean and paralyze your lower back area. Then insert the needle into the area of the pelvis known as the iliac crest. The bone marrow is then aspirated with a special syringe and the resulting sample is sent to the laboratory. In the laboratory, the aspirate is mechanically rotated for 10-15 minutes to separate concentrated stem cell samples. The doctor then cleans and paralyzes the affected area and injects stem cells into the affected area under special x-ray guidance. The entire procedure is usually completed in less than an hour and you can return home on the same day. In most cases, you can get back to work the day after the procedure. You should ease it and avoid any exertion for at least 2 weeks after the procedure. NSAIDs can interfere with the body’s healing process and should be withheld for some time. Pros and cons. Stem cell therapy is a relatively simple procedure that avoids the complications associated with invasive surgical procedures. Stem cell therapy uses cells from your own body, reducing the chance of immune rejection. The disadvantage of adult stem cell therapy is the lack of data on its long-term effects as it is a newer, developing treatment. Stem cell therapy is generally considered a safe treatment with minimal complications, but like any other medical procedure, complications can occur. Several risk factors associated with stem cell therapy are infections. During the preparation process, stem cells can become contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens that can cause disease. The process of removing or injecting cells also carries the risk of introducing an infection into the damaged tissue into which they are injected. In rare cases, injected stem cells can provoke an immune response. Stem cell therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions and has been shown to be highly effective in restoring mobility and improving quality of life.

Stem cells have great potential to become one of the most important aspects of medicine. Their research reveals a lot of information about the complex events that occur during human development, apart from playing a major role in the development of recovery medicine. The difference between stem cells and differentiated cells is reflected in the DNA of the cells. In the former cell, DNA is loosely arranged with functional genes. When the signal enters the cell and the differentiation process begins, the genes that are no longer needed are turned off, but the genes required for special functions remain active. This process can be reversed and it is known that such pluripotency can be achieved through gene sequence interactions. Takahashi and Yamanaka and Loh discovered that octamer-binding transcription factors 3 and 4 (October 3/4), sex-determining region Y (SRY) box 2, and the Nanog gene function as important transcription factors in maintaining pluripotency. Among them, Oct3 / 4 and Sox2 are essential for the generation of iPSCs cells.

Many serious illnesses, such as birth defects and cancer, are caused by improper differentiation and cell division. Several stem cell therapies are currently available, including treatments for spinal cord injury, heart failure, and retinal and macular degeneration, tendon rupture, and type 1 diabetes. Stem cell research can further contribute to a better understanding of stem cell physiology. This may lead to finding new ways to treat currently incurable illnesses.