Mesenchymal stromal/stem cell (MSC) therapy has been thoroughly tested in preclinical animal models and holds great promise for the treatment of kidney diseases. It is becoming increasingly evident that the efficacy of MSC therapy is dependent on several factors including dosage, the tissue source of MSCs, the route of delivery and timing of administration. In a time where MSC therapy is moving from preclinical research to clinically therapeutic use, the importance of choice of delivery method, modality, and administration route increases. In this review, we provide an overview of the different MSC delivery routes used in preclinical kidney disease models, highlight the recent advances in the field, and summarize studies comparing delivery routes of MSCs to the kidney.
|APMIS - Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
|Udgivet - dec. 2023