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Mannitol Augments the Effects of Systemical Stem Cell Transplantation without Increasing Cell Migration in a Stroke Animal Model

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2020년 17권 5호 p.695 ~ 704
이상훈, 강호영, 김종훈, 박동혁,
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이상훈 ( Lee Sang-Hoon ) - Korea University College of Medicine Anam Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
강호영 ( Kang Ho-Young ) - Korea University College of Medicine Anam Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
김종훈 ( Kim Jong-Hoon ) - Korea University College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology Department of Biotechnology
박동혁 ( Park Dong-Hyuk ) - Korea University College of Medicine Anam Hospital Department of Neurosurgery

Abstract


Background: Mannitol increases blood?brain barrier permeability and can improve the efficiency of systemically administered stem cells by facilitating stem cell entry from the periphery into the injured brain. The aim of this study was to elucidate the neuroprotective effects of a combination of mannitol pretreatment and stem cell transplantation on stroke-induced neural injury.

Methods: The experimental rats were randomly assigned to three groups 24 h after middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion. One group received intravenous (IV) injections of phosphate-buffered saline (vehicle), another group received IV injections of human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs), and the last group received IV injections of hADSCs 10 min after IV mannitol injections. Neurobehavioral functions and infarct volume were compared. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) analyses were performed using antibodies against ionized calcium binding adapter-1 (IBA-1), rat endothelial antigen-1 (RECA-1), and bromodeoxyuridine/doublecortin (BrdU/DCX).

Results: PKH-26 labeling revealed no difference in the number of stem cells that had migrated into the injured brain, and hADSC transplantation did not improve the infarct volume. However, neurobehavioral functions improved in the mannitol group. IHC showed higher numbers of RECA-1-positive cells in the peri-infarcted brain and BrdU-/DCX-colocalized cells in the subventricular zone in the mannitol group. IBA-1-positive cell number decreased in the hADSC-only and mannitol-pretreatment groups compared with the vehicle group even though there was no difference between the former two groups.

Conclusion: Combinatorial treatment with mannitol and hADSC transplantation may have better therapeutic potential than hADSC monotherapy for ischemic stroke.

키워드

Ischemic stroke; Mannitol; Human adipose-derived stem cells; Combination; Pretreatment

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