Autologous stem-cell transplantation

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Autologous stem-cell transplantation (also called autogenous, autogeneic, or autogenic stem-cell transplantation and abbreviated auto-SCT) is autologous transplantation of stem cells[1]—that is, transplantation in which stem cells (undifferentiated cells from which other cell types develop) are removed from a person, stored, and later given back to that same person. Although it is most frequently performed with hematopoietic stem cells (precursors of blood-forming cells) in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cardiac cells have also been used successfully to repair damage caused by heart attacks.

Autologous stem-cell transplantation is distinguished from allogenic stem cell transplantation where the donor and the recipient of the stem cells are different people.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What Are Stem Cells?". Retrieved 2017-02-12. 

External links[edit]

  • Autologous stem-cell transplantation entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
  • ScienceDaily Report University of Louisville. "Two years out, patients receiving stem cell therapy show sustained heart function improvement, study suggests." ScienceDaily, 6 Nov. 2012. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".....