They plan in Mexico for stem cell therapy to improve the health of people with diabetes
- 13:50:50 2018-11-11 / Xinhua
The Mexican scientist is planning a stem cell therapy to improve the health of people living with diabetes, a condition that affects 12 million people in Mexico.
On the eve of World Diabetes Day, which is honored every November 14, the researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Víctor Julián Valdés Rodríguez, told reporters today that it is being studied in various vito and in vivo models that high glucose is capable of causing pathological epigenetic memory and if a drug can delete it to return to a healthy state.
"This study, which includes stem cells, could help design new treatments that significantly improve the health of people living with diabetes," said the biomedical expert.
The cells were incubated with high glucose and then returned to normal glucose, which allowed to induce metabolic memory in vitro, according to the expert.
In this "memory" model we seek to characterize whether there are changes not only in gene expression but also in changes in DNA compression that create epigenetic memory.
"I am interested in assessing whether a pharmacological treatment may also have some benefit in these mice to validate in vivo if epigenetic memory can be deleted and the pathological condition reduced," he concluded.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in 11 patients has diabetes in the world. End
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