There is a new stem cell treatment therapy for Mitochondrial Disease, according to Oregon Health and Science University which recently published an article in The Journal Nature. Mitochondrial diseases are rare disorders caused by DNA mutations in mitochondrial genes. “In the study, researchers focused on gene and stem cell therapies for mitochondrial diseases. The team was able to genetically correct pluripotent stem cells (PSCs; cells with the potential to differentiate into several specialized cell types) from patients with mitochondrial DNA disease, namely mitochondrial encephalomyopathy and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) and Leigh syndrome. They collected skin cells from patients with mitochondrial DNA mutations and through a technique based on mitochondrial replacement via nuclear transfer, they generated embryonic stem cells with healthy mitochondrial”.（http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-stem-cells-mitochondrial-disease-20150715-story.html ）
Stem Cell Treatments for Mitochondrial Disease
This entry was posted on February 17, 2016.