В поддержку исследований стебельных клеток человеческого эмбриона

Большинство клеток нашего организма имеют короткий жизненный период и специфические функции. Стебельные клетки, обнаруженные во многих органах от кожи до костного мозга, имеют ряд отличий. Являясь “прародителями” обычных клеток, он могут неограниченно пополнять сам себя. Учитывая правильные биохимические сигналы, эти клетки могут делиться и трансформировать сами себя в один из различных типов клеток, в зависимости от того, где и когда возникла необходимость.

Подобная изменчивость означает, что стебельные клетки имеют потенциал для регенерирования поврежденных тканей органов и представляют собой восхитительное новое средство для лечения ряда распространяющихся болезней. В самом деле, стебельные клетки могут дать людям возможность “выращивать новые органы” для замены больных, для развития новых форм клеточных терапий.

На основе исследований с использованием подобных клеток мышей, ученые делают вывод, что стебельные клетки могут быть использованы для замещения клеток костного мозга у пациентов, страдающих от рака, для создания поджелудочных клеток для смягчения диабета или нейронных клеток для излечения болезни Паркинсона, Альцхайемра и различных заболеваний головного и спинного мозга.

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