Open Access Review Article Issue
Research progress on the therapeutic effect of olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation on ischemic stroke
Journal of Neurorestoratology 2021, 9 (2): 83-93
Published: 05 June 2021

Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) are a special type of glial cell in the olfactory system, which exhibit neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, and angiogenic effects. Although many studies have focused on the reversal of demyelination and axonal degeneration (during spinal cord injury) by OECs, few reports have focused on the ability of OECs to repair ischemic nerve injury. This article reviews the protective effects of OEC transplantation in ischemic stroke and provides a theoretical basis and new strategy for OEC transplantation in the treatment of ischemic stroke.

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