TITLE

Long-term clinical and positron emission tomography outcome of fetal striatal transplantation in Huntington's disease

AUTHOR(S)
Reuter, I.; Tai, Y F; Pavese, N; Chaudhuri, K R; Mason, S; Polkey, C E; Clough, C; Brooks, D J; Barker, H A; Piccini, P
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Aug2008, Vol. 79 Issue 8, p948
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
TWO patients with moderate Huntington's disease (HD) received bilateral fetal striatal allografts. One patient demonstrated, for the first time, increased striatal D2 receptor binding, evident with C-raclopride positron emission tomography, and prolonged clinical improvement over 5 years, suggesting long term survival and efficacy of the graft. The other patient did not improve clinically or radiologically. Our results indicate that striatal transplantation in HD may be beneficial but further studies are needed to confirm this.
ACCESSION #
34263920

 

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