Evaluation of treatment of experimentally induced canine model of multiple sclerosis using laser activated non-expanded adipose derived stem cells
Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that destroys oligodendrocytes. This work aims to evaluate the treatment of experimentally induced MS in dogs using laser activated non-expanded adipose derived stem cells. The results showed amelioration of the clinical signs over time confirmed by the resolution of the previous lesions on MRI. Positive migration of the injected cells to the site of lesion, increased remyelination detected by Myelin Basic Proteins, positive differentiation into Olig2 positive oligodendrocytes, prevented the glial scar formation and restored axonal architecture. The study concluded that treatment using laser activated stem cells holds a promising therapeutic option for treatment of MS in a canine model.