Methods of generating oligodendrocytes and cell populations comprising same

Shimon Slavin (Inventor), Chaya Brodie (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method of generating a population of cells useful for treating a brain disorder in a subject is disclosed. The method comprises contacting mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with at least one exogenous miRNA having a nucleic acid sequence at least 90% identical to a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 15-19 and 27-35, thereby generating the population of cells and/or generating neurotrophic factors that may provide important signals to damaged tissues or locally residing stem cells. MSCs differentiated by miRs may also secrete miRs and deliver them to adjacent cells and therefore provide important signals to neighboring endogenous normal or malignant cells.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS9783781B2
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2017


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