Journal of Neurorestoratology


ischemic stroke, olfactory ensheathing cells, cell therapy, cerebrovascular disease


Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) are a special type of glial cell in the olfactory system, which exhibit neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, and angiogenic effects. Although many studies have focused on the reversal of demyelination and axonal degeneration (during spinal cord injury) by OECs, few reports have focused on the ability of OECs to repair ischemic nerve injury. This article reviews the protective effects of OEC transplantation in ischemic stroke and provides a theoretical basis and new strategy for OEC transplantation in the treatment of ischemic stroke.