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World J Stem Cells. Jun 26, 2020; 12(6): 488-499
Published online Jun 26, 2020. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i6.488
Strategies for treating oesophageal diseases with stem cells
Yang Gao, Shi-Zhu Jin
Yang Gao, Shi-Zhu Jin, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086, Heilongjiang Province, China
Author contributions: Gao Y wrote the manuscript; Jin SZ designed the outline; All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by the Special Distinguished Younger Funding at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University.
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Corresponding author: Shi-Zhu Jin, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, No, 246 Xuefu Road, Nangang Distract, Harbin 150086, Heilongjiang Province, China.
Received: February 14, 2020
Peer-review started: February 14, 2020
First decision: April 29, 2020
Revised: May 2, 2020
Accepted: May 19, 2020
Article in press: May 19, 2020
Published online: June 26, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Stem cells have many characteristics and can be used to treat various diseases. Currently, the use of stem cells for the treatment of oesophageal diseases is developing but is still not very common. Therefore, this paper summarizes the relevant literature on stem cell therapy for oesophageal diseases, including oesophageal ulceration, acute radiation-induced oesophageal injury, corrosive oesophageal injury, oesophageal stricture formation after endoscopic submucosal dissection and oesophageal reconstruction, as well as gene therapy for oesophageal cancer, to promote better the development of stem cell therapy for oesophageal diseases.