Belgische stamceltherapie voor paarden en honden
– Bekijk ons nieuwsitem met Jan Spaas en Prof. Frederik Pille –> VTM nieuws 17 juni 2017
Save the date - 5th CCVP - 7th October 2017 (Belgium)
Stem cell highlights - 4th CCVP, 26th March 2016 @ GST Evergem (Belgium)
• Allogeneic and autologous mesenchymal stem cells both induce mild but equivalent levels of spontaneous lymphocyte activation in vitro
• Allogeneic and autologous mesenchymal stem cells equally suppress T cell proliferation and Interferon gamma production
• Allogeneic and autologous mesenchymal stem cells have the same potential to modulate inflammation associated with musculoskeletal disease
• Recent studies (in vivo) showed no difference in immunologic reactions to intra-articular injections with allogeneic and autologous mesenchymal stem cells
The stem cell wonderThe stem cell is the mother of every cell in our body. But which force determines the type of daughter cell that will be formed? The answer to this question lies within the “stem cell niche”. This is the micro-environment or natural habitat of stem cells. Changing the niche is changing the outcome of each stem cell. You can compare this phenomenon with the adaptation of chameleons to the changes in their environment. So if you mimic a cartilage environment, a stem cell will change into a cartilage cell, and if you mimic a bone matrix, a stem cell will turn into a bone cell.
Albert Einstein’s relativity theoryThe main difference with a chameleon though, is that a stem cell reaches her final destination as a differentiated adult cell. You can reflect Albert Einstein’s relativity theory upon this principle. In his theory he stated that energy can transform into a mass, which is in this case the tissue that is formed. Just imagine what stem cells can do for your injured horse!
Their potential is our passion...