Author(s): Zhang Q, Zhao YH
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Abstract Ischemic stroke is a clinical acute disease which causes neurological dysfunction and threatens a patient's life. Because the mechanism of pathology is complicated and most patients miss the best therapeutic window time, the effect of the treatment is not satisfied at present. Numerous studies indicated new vessels not only recuperated blood flow in the ischemic boundary zone, but also facilitated endogenous neurogenesis and improved neurological function after ischemic stroke. Therefore, angiogenesis has been an important research field in neurovascular regeneration. Recently, some Chinese medicines, bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and their combination treatment were demonstrated to have beneficial effects in promoting angiogenesis both in vitro and in vivo. In this review, we summarized the effective mechanisms of Chinese medicines and BMSCs, as well as BMSCs in combination with Chinese medicines on angiogenesis post-stroke.
This article was published in Am J Chin Med
and referenced in Neurochemistry & Neuropharmacology