Multipotential bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) from wild-type (Wt) or apolipoprotein E deficient (Apoe-/-) mice were implanted into the cerebral ventricles of Apoe-/- mice. MSCs from Wt mice continued expressing apoE up to 6 months after implantation and were associated with enhanced novel object recognition and increased microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2) immunoreactivity in the dentate gyrus. These data show that MSCs can be used to distinguish developmental from post-developmental effects of a gene knockout and support their therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases.
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- Developmental Neuroscience