5-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic treatment promotes glioma targeting of human mesenchymal stem cells

S. Vogel, N. Etminan, C. Peters, M. Sabel & R.V. Sorg
Objective: Glioblastoma gene therapy tries to exploit the tropism of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for the tumor cells, using MSC as a vector to deliver the therapeutic agents. MSC are known to be the home for sites of apoptosis and thus the type of cell death induced by another therapeutic approach [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]