Adipose Mesenchymal Stem Cells (AMSC) for Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Study Purpose

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by diffuse inflammation of the colonic mucosa. It affects the rectum and extends proximally along a variable length of the colon. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition with a relapsing remitting course. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a subset of adult stem cells residing in many tissues, including bone marrow (BM), adipose tissue, umbilical cord blood. Recent experimental findings have shown the ability of MSCs to home to damaged tissues and to produce paracrine factors with anti-inflammatory properties, potentially resulting in reduction of inflammation and functional recovery of the damaged tissues. The purpose of our study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of the intracolonic injection by using a colonoscope of allogeneic adipose MSCs in patients with moderate active ulcerative colitis.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 65 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Male or female, 18-65 years old.
  • - Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis diagnosed at least 6 months earlier.
  • - Moderate or severe activity defined by a Mayo score.
  • - No serious infection, chronic diseases, diabetes and tuberculosis.
  • - Unefficient by using 5-ASA, glucocorticoid or azathioprine.
  • - Written informed consents were obtained from all subjects.
  • - Capable of good communication with researchers and follow the entire test requirements.
  • - Negative pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential (from menarche to menopause)

    Exclusion Criteria:

    - Pregnant or breastfeeding women or cognitively impaired adults.
  • - History of malignant disease.
  • - Infectious colitis.
  • - Patients with known allergies to culture medium.
  • - Patients having participated in clinical trials with any investigational drug within 1 month prior to enrolment in this study.
  • - Patients with suspicion of Crohn's enterocolitis, indeterminate colitis, ischaemic colitis, radiation colitis, diverticular disease associated colitis, or microscopic colitis.
  • - Patients with previous colectomy.
  • - Positive to one or more of the infectious disease panel.
  • - Treatment with surgery or biological treatment (infliximab or adamizumab) or Cyclosporine or tacrolimus or mycophenolate in the 8 weeks prior to inclusion in the study.
  • - Presence of severe concomitant diseases.
- Patients with clostridium difficult or cytomegalovirus infection

Trial Details

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Phase 1/Phase 2
Lead Sponsor

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Liaocheng People's Hospital
Principal Investigator

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Peng Yan, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Liaocheng People's Hospital
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries China

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Arms & Interventions


Experimental: Intervention group

interventions: The MSCs of 5×10*7 will be given in different sites within colonic submucosa at a total 100 ml with the use of the colonoscope. Once every week,a total of two times. Conventional drug therapy (5-amino-salicylic acid or glucocorticoid) is used

Other: Control group

interventions:Conventional drug therapy (5-amino-salicylic acid or glucocorticoid) is used


Biological: - Adipose-cord mesenchymal stromal cells (A-MSCs)

A-MSCs 5 x 10~7 diluted on 100 mL of normal saline

Other: - Conventional drugs

5-amino-salicylic acid or glucocorticoid

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International Sites

Liaocheng city people's hospital, Liaocheng, Shandong, China




Liaocheng city people's hospital

Liaocheng, Shandong, 0635

Site Contact

Shaoda Ren


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