Stem cell transplantation and/or adenoviral glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor promote functional recovery in hemiparkinsonian rats
May-Jywan Tsai, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Neurological Institute, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
Shih-Chieh Hung, Department of Medical Research, National Yang Ming University, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Shih-Chieh Hung, Integrative Stem Cell Center, Department of Orthopaedics, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Shih-Chieh Hung, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan
Shih-Chieh Hung, China Medical University, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Shih-Chieh Hung, Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Stem Cell Laboratory, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Ching-Feng Weng, Department of Life Science, Institute of Biotechnology, Haulien 97401, Taiwan
Su-Fen Fan, Dann-Ying Liou, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Wen-Cheng Huang, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Kang-Du Liu, Department of neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Henrich Cheng, Department of Neurosurgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Center for Neural Regeneration, Neurological Institute, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Author contributions: Liu KD and Cheng H contributed equally to this work; Liu KD and Cheng H coordinated the project, analyzed the data, and edited the manuscript; Tsai MJ and Hung SC conducted cell culture, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript; Weng CF, Fan SF, Liou DY, and Huang WC conducted animal studies and performed the research; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, No. V106C-012, No. V107C-087, and No. V109C-018; and Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan, No. MOST106-2314-B-075-023, No. MOST107-2314-B-010-023, and No. MOST107-2314-B-075-021.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Institutional Review Board (Approval No. VGHIRB 95-07-23A).
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Taipei Veterans General Hospital the Animals Committee (No. IACUC 98-061).
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Henrich Cheng, MD, PhD, Full Professor, Surgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Center for Neural Regeneration, Neurological Institute, No. 322 Section 2, Shih-Pai Road, Beitou District, Taipei 112, Taiwan. email@example.com
Received: July 20, 2020
Peer-review started: July 20, 2020
First decision: October 21, 2020
Revised: November 4, 2020
Accepted: November 12, 2020
Article in press: November 12, 2020
Published online: January 26, 2021