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World J Stem Cells. Apr 26, 2019; 11(4): 212-221
Published online Apr 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i4.212
Issues and opportunities of stem cell therapy in autoimmune diseases
Györgyi Műzes, Ferenc Sipos
Györgyi Műzes, Ferenc Sipos, Immunology Team, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Semmelweis University, Szentkirályi Street 46, Budapest 1088, Hungary
Author contributions: Műzes G and Sipos F contributed to the writing, editing, and revision of the manuscript and approved the final version of the article to be published.
Supported by the StartUp Program of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, No. SE10332470.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest.
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Corresponding author: Ferenc Sipos, MD, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Gastroenterology and Medicine, Immunology Team, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Semmelweis University, Szentkirályi street 46, Budapest 1088, Hungary.
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Received: January 4, 2019
Peer-review started: January 4, 2019
First decision: January 21, 2019
Revised: January 23, 2019
Accepted: March 12, 2019
Article in press: March 12, 2019
Published online: April 26, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: The therapeutic use of stem cells in autoimmune diseases for disease modification, immunomodulation, or regenerative purposes are undoubtedly encouraging. However, the clinical results reported are not clear about therapeutic efficacy and potential side effects. Uniform regulation of the clinical application of stem cells is indispensable.