What are embryonic stem cells?
Also known as stem cells (in Spanish they are known as celulas madres, which literally
translates to “mother cells”) since these can be found in the bone marrow. These are
defined as undifferentiated cells with the ability to identically recreate themselves. Stem
cells can differentiate when needed into diverse types of specialized cells in specific
tissues, such as the heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and several others.
What are mesenchymal stem cells?
These are cells that can be found in several different areas within the human body (dental
pulp, adipose tissue, placenta and umbilical cord tissue) and have the ability to
differentiate into other organs and tissues within the body.
Why do we use mesenchymal cells?
The mesenchymal stem cells are known for their use in regeneration of other organs and
tissues in our bodies, such as; bone, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, tendons, skin, insulin
producing cells, cardiac regeneration, neural stem cells, retinal cells, dental tissue to name
They can be used for treatments of the following illnesses:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Myocardial Infarction (commonly known as heart attack)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain damage from vascular dementia
- Diabetic foot
Are these types of treatments available in Mexico?
In Mexico, several protocols are in the process of obtaining authorization for clinical
application. The mesenchymal cells obtained from other parts of the body combined with
hematopoiesis cells during bone marrow transplants have already been practiced
successfully, reducing side effects and use of immunosuppressors.
What tissues can be used to obtain mesenchymal stem cells?
- Dental pulp or dental nerves
- Adipose tissue
- Umbilical cord tissue
How long can the cells last after processing?
After cryopreservation, the biological activity comes to a halt; as a result, the cells that
have been processed correctly can be stored indefinitely. Human cells have been stored
effectively for 50 years.
Is there an age limit for storing my stem cells?
Although there is no age limit for storing your cells, the younger the cells, the better the
quality and the higher the chances are for a successful procedure.
What are the differences between mesenchymal stem cells (dental pulp, adipose tissue,
placenta and umbilical cord tissue), umbilical blood cells and peripheral blood cells?
Differences between tissues
It is important to understand that one does not substitute the other, rather they are
complementary. In fact, they are used jointly during bone marrow transplants where the
mesenchymal stem cells modulate a positive response in the immune system, favoring
compatibility with the transplant of the hematopoiesis cells