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COPD Stem Cell Therapy

Learn About COPD & Celltex Stem Cell Therapy

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung condition that causes restricted airflow from the lungs. Learn about how Celltex is helping to improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from COPD by using their own stem cells.

Condition Overview

What Is COPD?

When you breathe, air travels down the trachea and into the lungs through two tubes called bronchi, which divide into many smaller tubes that end in tiny air sacs called alveoli. The elastic nature of both the bronchi and alveoli helps to force air out of your body during respiration, but COPD causes them to lose their elasticity, which can trap air in the lungs during exhalation.

By far, the most common cause of COPD is smoking, but respiratory conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis can contribute to COPD.

COPD is quite treatable, and with proper management, most people can gain control over their symptoms and achieve a good quality of life.

Stem Cell Therapy Research

How Can Celltex Stem Cell Therapy Help?

Stem cell therapies are actively being explored for COPD because of their ability to modulate the immune system in the alveoli of the lungs to halt damage and promote repair. An example clinical trial (2013) using allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) demonstrated safety of IV infused cells, and certain patients showed a reduction in systemic inflammation markers. Transplantation of MSCs in humans for a variety of conditions has, to date, been generally well tolerated.

The airways of COPD patients exhibit a high-level expression of inflammatory factors. Many immune cells, such as T cells, B cells, natural killer cells and neutrophils, are present in the airway, contributing to mucous hypersecretion, alveolar destruction and emphysema. Injected MSCs home to the injured airways and release multiple anti-inflammatory factors and growth factors. These cytokines inhibit cell apoptosis and cell death and decrease oxidative stress of lung tissues. Some studies have demonstrated that angiopoietin-1 plays an important role in stabilizing endotoxin-induced endothelial fluid leaks and maintaining alveolar-capillary barrier function.

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Hear From Experts & Past Clients

Discover more about Celltex from past clients and our medical experts, and see our state-of-the-art Houston-based laboratory and partner hospitals. After viewing, we invite you to attend a live seminar or connect with client services to answer any remaining questions.

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Why Choose Celltex?

The Celltex Difference

Our mission is to improve your quality of life. That’s why we have invested in technology that allows us to do what no one else can: produce millions of genetically stable stem cells that can provide a lifetime of relief. We invite you to explore more about what makes Celltex a leader in regenerative medicine and what it means for you.

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Is stem cell therapy right for you?

Simple, No-Obligation Questionnaire

Eight out of 10 Celltex clients have seen improvement in their conditions. Could you be one of them? Answering a few simple questions will help you determine if stem cell therapy can work for you.

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