Lupus and Stem Cells

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. The cause of lupus is unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure for lupus, but treatments can help manage the symptoms and reduce the severity of flares. Some people with lupus may only experience mild symptoms, while others may have more severe, life-threatening complications. Stem cells are a type of cell that can develop into many different types of cells in the body. They have the ability to self-renew and divide indefinitely, which makes them valuable in the treatment of many diseases. Recent advances in stem cell research have led to the development of new treatments for lupus. One promising treatment is the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are a type of stem cell that can be derived from a variety of sources, including fat tissue and bone marrow. They have the ability to differentiate into many different types of cells, including those found in the skin, cartilage, and tendons. MSCs have been shown to be effective in the treatment of lupus in animal models. One study showed that MSCs reduced the severity of lupus symptoms in mice. Another study showed that MSCs reduced the production of autoantibodies and pro-inflammatory cytokines in a mouse model of lupus. MSCs have also been shown to be effective in the treatment of other autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The use of MSCs in the treatment of lupus is still in the early stages of research. More studies are needed to determine the safety and efficacy of this treatment. The potential use of stem cells in the treatment of lupus is exciting. However, more research is needed to determine the safety and efficacy of this treatment before it can be used in humans.

 

 "Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy (MSCT) for Lupus - DVC Stem." 5 Sep. 2022, https://www.dvcstem.com/post/lupus. Accessed 18 Oct. 2022.

 "Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Research - Lupus Foundation of America." https://www.lupus.org/our-work/stromal-cell-research. Accessed 18 Oct. 2022. 

 "Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise for the Treatment of Lupus." 9 Feb. 2022, https://www.lupus.org/news/stem-cell-therapy-shows-early-promise-for-the-treatment-of-lupus. Accessed 18 Oct. 2022. 

The information below is the recommended stem cell therapy protocol for this condition 

Route of AdministrationDoseTime (Days)Total Cells
IV100,000,0002200,000,000
Myers Cocktail/NAD 1N/A
Total200,000,000