A Small Synthetic Cripto Blocking Peptide Improves Neural Induction, Dopaminergic Differentiation, and Functional Integration of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in a Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease
Enza Lonardo, Clare L Parish, Salvatore Ponticelli, Daniela Marasco, Diogo Ribeiro, Menotti Ruvo, Sandro De Falco, Ernest Arenas, Gabriella Minchiotti
Stem Cells | WILEY | Published : 2010
Awarded by Telethon Foundation
Awarded by Swedish Research Council
Awarded by FIRB
We are grateful to the members of the Stem Cell Fate Laboratory and the Arenas laboratory for helpful discussion. This work was supported by the Telethon Foundation to G. M. (grants GGP05112, GGP08120) and S. D. F. (GGP08062), Associazione Italiana Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC) to G. M. and S. D. F.; and by grants from the European Union (Eurostemcell), the Swedish Research Council (VR2008), Norwegian Research Council and Karolinska Institutet, to E. A. M. R. is funded by a FIRB (project, n<SUP>o</SUP> RBNE03PX83_005). C. L. P. was supported by a Human Frontiers Science Program Long-term Fellowship and a National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia Career Development Award. D. R. was supported by a by a grant form the Portuguese Praxis XXI program of the Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia.