Animal models of Parkinson’s disease and stem cell-based experimental studies
Keywords:Animal model, Parkinson’s disease, stem cell transplantation
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative, besides a minority of genetic cases, underlying etiopathophysiology is still unknown. Currently, no proven and exact treatment has existed. It is crucially important to develop reliable animal models that might be used for the screening and testing of new therapeutic strategies e.g., stem cell transplantation targeting the actual pathogenic process as opposed to merely developing symptomatic therapies. Here, we summarized the updated in vivo and in vitro models of PD and reviewed the stem cell-based experimental studies by using these models.