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Bone marrow engraftment

Nicole Santoro, Myriam Labopin, Federica Giannotti, Gerard Ehninger, Dietger Niederwieser, Arne Brecht, Matthias Stelljes, Nicolaus Kröger, Herman Einsele, Matthias Eder, Michael Hallek, Bertram Glass, Jürgen Finke, Fabio Ciceri, Mohamad Mohty, Annalisa Ruggeri, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is both more common and with more biologically aggressive phenotype in the elderly. Allogenic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) is the best treatment option in fit patients. Either HLA-matched unrelated donor (MUD) or haploidentical (Haplo) donor are possible alternative for patients in need. METHODS: We retrospectively compared non-T-cell-depleted Haplo (n = 250) to 10/10 MUD (n = 2589) in AML patients ≥ 60 years...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Michael Simoni, Hugh S Taylor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review provides an update on recent advances in stem cell biology relevant to female reproduction. RECENT FINDINGS: Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that often serve as a reservoir of cells to regenerate tissue in settings or injury or cell loss. The endometrium has progenitor stem cells that can replace all of the endometrium during each menstrual cycle. In addition, multipotent endometrial cells replace these progenitor cells when depleted...
April 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
James C Cronk, Anthony J Filiano, Antoine Louveau, Ioana Marin, Rachel Marsh, Emily Ji, Dylan H Goldman, Igor Smirnov, Nicholas Geraci, Scott Acton, Christopher C Overall, Jonathan Kipnis
Peripherally derived macrophages infiltrate the brain after bone marrow transplantation and during central nervous system (CNS) inflammation. It was initially suggested that these engrafting cells were newly derived microglia and that irradiation was essential for engraftment to occur. However, it remains unclear whether brain-engrafting macrophages (beMφs) acquire a unique phenotype in the brain, whether long-term engraftment may occur without irradiation, and whether brain function is affected by the engrafted cells...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Ryoji Ito
A humanized mouse, which is efficiently engrafted human cells and tissues, is an important tool to mimic human physiology for biomedical researches. Since 2000s, severe combined immunodeficient mouse strains such as NOG, BRG, and NSG mice have been generated. They are great recipients to create humanized mouse models compared to previous other immunodeficient strains due to their multiple dysfunctions of innate and acquired immunity. Especially, the transfer of human hematopoietic stem cells into these immunodeficient mice has been enabled to reconstitute human immune systems, because the mice show high engraftment level of human leukocyte in peripheral blood (~50%), spleen and bone marrow (60~90%) and generate well-differentiated multilineage human immune cells including lymphoid and myeloid lineage cells...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
Yasuyuki Arai, Uimook Choi, Cristina I Corsino, Sherry M Koontz, Masaki Tajima, Colin L Sweeney, Mary A Black, Steven A Feldman, Mary C Dinauer, Harry L Malech
We report a novel approach to bone marrow (BM) conditioning using c-kit-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T (c-kit CAR-T) cells in mice. Previous reports using anti-c-kit or anti-CD45 antibody linked to a toxin such as saporin have been promising. We developed a distinctly different approach using c-kit CAR-T cells. Initial studies demonstrated in vitro killing of hematopoietic stem cells by c-kit CAR-T cells but poor expansion in vivo and poor migration of CAR-T cells into BM. Pre-treatment of recipient mice with low-dose cyclophosphamide (125 mg/kg) together with CXCR4 transduction in the CAR-T cells enhanced trafficking to and expansion in BM (<1%-13...
March 10, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Johanna Fritscher, Daniel Amberger, Susanne Dyckhoff, Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Ilias Masouris, Stefanie Voelk, Sven Hammerschmidt, Helga Maria Schmetzer, Matthias Klein, Hans-Walter Pfister, Uwe Koedel
Mast cells reside on and near the cerebral vasculature, the predominant site of pneumococcal entry into the central nervous system (CNS). Although mast cells have been reported to be crucial in protecting from systemic bacterial infections, their role in bacterial infections of the CNS remained elusive. Here, we assessed the role of mast cells in pneumococcal infection in vitro and in vivo . In introductory experiments using mouse bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMC), we found that (i) BMMC degranulate and release selected cytokines upon exposure to Streptococcus pneumoniae , (ii) the response of BMMC varies between different pneumococcal serotypes and (iii) is dependent on pneumolysin...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Volkan Hazar, Gülsün Tezcan Karasu, Vedat Uygun, Gülyüz Öztürk, Suar Çaki Kiliç, Alphan Küpesiz, Hayriye Daloglu, Serap Aksoylar, Didem Atay, Elif Ünal Ince, Musa Karakükçü, Namik Özbek, Funda Tayfun, Savas Kansoy, Emel Özyürek, Arzu Akçay, Orhan Gürsel, Sule Haskologlu, Zühre Kaya, Sebnem Yilmaz, Atila Tanyeli, Akif Yesilipek
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a major cause of infection-related morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Data from pediatric settings are scarce. To determine the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of IFIs in a 180-day period post-transplantation, 408 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT were retrospectively analyzed. The study included only proven and probable IFIs. The cumulative incidences of IFI were 2.7%, 5.0%, and 6...
March 27, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Laura L W Cooling, Michelle Herrst, Sherri L Hugan
ABO-incompatible (ABOi) hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs) can present challenges in the blood bank. During transplantation, patients receive components that are ABO-compatible with both the donor graft and recipient; this practice can strain group O red blood cell (RBC) inventories.1 In addition, there are risks for acute hemolysis at the time of infusion and in the early post-transplant period.1,2 In ABO major-incompatible bone marrow HSCTs, which contain significant quantities of donor RBCs that are ABOi with recipient plasma, it is common to perform a RBC depletion of the bone marrow in an effort to minimize hemolysis at the time of infusion...
January 2018: Immunohematology
Shi-Jie Liu, Ling-Jie Wang, Ying Qiao, Hua Zhang, Li-Ping Li, Jing-Hua Sun, Sheng He, Wen Xu, Xi Yang, Wen-Wen Cai, Jian-Ding Li, Bin-Quan Wang, Rui-Ping Zhang
Background: Melanin and manganese are both indispensable natural substances that play crucial roles in the human body. Melanin has been used as a multimodality imaging nanoplatform for biology science research because of its natural binding ability with metal ions (eg,64 Cu2+ , Fe3+ , and Gd3+ ). Because of its effects on T1 signal enhancement, Mn-based nanoparticles have been used in magnetic resonance (MR) quantitative cell tracking in vivo. Stem cell tracking in vivo is an essential technology used to characterize engrafted stem cells, including cellular viability, biodistribution, differentiation capacity, and long-term fate...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Niraja M Dighe, Kang Wei Tan, Lay Geok Tan, Steven S W Shaw, Suzanne M K Buckley, Dedy Sandikin, Nuryanti Johana, Yi-Wan Tan, Arijit Biswas, Mahesh Choolani, Simon N Waddington, Michael N Antoniou, Jerry K Y Chan, Citra N Z Mattar
Major haemoglobinopathies place tremendous strain on global resources. Intrauterine haemopoietic cell (IUHCT) and gene (IUGT) therapies can potentially reduce perinatal morbidities with greater efficacy than postnatal therapy alone. We performed both procedures in the thalassaemic HbbTh3/+ murine model. Intraperitoneal delivery of coisogenic cells at E13-14 produced dose-dependent chimerism. High-dose adult bone marrow (BM) cells maintained 0.2-3.1% chimerism over ~24 weeks and treated heterozygotes demonstrated higher chimerism than wild-type pups (1...
March 29, 2018: Experimental Hematology
Kateřina Faltusová, Katarína Szikszai, Martin Molík, Jana Linhartova, Petr Páral, Luděk Šefc, Filipp Savvulidi, Emanuel Nečas
Transgenic mice expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) are useful in transplantation experiments. When we used UBC-GFP transgenic mice to study the availability of niches for transplanted hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, the results were strikingly different from the corresponding experiments that used congenic mice polymorphic in the CD45 antigen. Analysis of these unexpected results revealed that the hematopoiesis of UBC-GFP mice was outcompeted by the hematopoiesis of wild-type (WT) mice. Importantly, UBC-GFP mice engrafted the transplanted bone marrow of WT mice without conditioning...
March 31, 2018: Stem Cells
Hester F Shieh, Azra Ahmed, Lucas Rohrer, David Zurakowski, Dario O Fauza
PURPOSE: We sought to examine donor mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) kinetics after transamniotic stem cell therapy (TRASCET) in experimental spina bifida. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley dams exposed to retinoic acid for the induction of fetal neural tube defects received volume-matched intra-amniotic injections on gestational day 17 (E17; term=E22): either amniotic fluid MSCs (afMSCs) labeled with a luciferase reporter gene (n=78), or luciferase protein alone (n=66)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Li-Ping Dou, Hong-Hua Li, Lu Wang, Fei Li, Wen-Rong Huang, Li Yu, Dai-Hong Liu
Background: Studies of haploidentical-related donor (HRD) stem cell transplantation using a combination of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) and bone marrow as the graft have reported encouraging results for patients with hematological diseases. However, few studies specifically reported transplantation of only PBSCs from HRDs among patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here, the long-term outcomes and side effects of unmanipulated HRD PBSC transplantation (HRD-PBSCT) for relapsed/refractory AML were analyzed...
April 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Alvin Bacero Bello, Hansoo Park, Soohong Lee
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are multipotent progenitor cells that can differentiate and replenish blood and immune cells. While there is a growing demand for autologous and allogeneic HSC transplantation owing to the increasing incidence of hereditary and hematologic diseases, the low population of HSCs in cord-blood and bone marrow (the main source of HSCs) hinders their medical applicability. Several cytokine and growth factor-based methods have been developed to expand the HSCs in vitro; however, the expansion rate is low, or the expanded cells fail to survive upon engraftment...
March 22, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Sonia Herraiz, Anna Buigues, César Díaz-García, Mónica Romeu, Susana Martínez, Inés Gómez-Seguí, Carlos Simón, Aaron J Hsueh, Antonio Pellicer
OBJECTIVE: To assess if infusion of human bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMDSCs) could promote follicle development in patients with impaired ovarian functions. DESIGN: Experimental design. SETTING: University research laboratories. ANIMAL(S): Immunodeficient NOD/SCID female mice. INTERVENTION(S): Human BMDSCs were injected into mice with chemotherapy-induced ovarian damage and into immunodeficient mice xenografted with human cortex from poor-responder patients (PRs)...
March 22, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Mark Wroblewski, Marina Scheller-Wendorff, Florian Udonta, Raimund Bauer, Jara Schlichting, Lin Zhao, Isabel Ben Batalla, Victoria Gensch, Sarina Päsler, Lei Wu, Marek Wanior, Hanna Taipaleenmäki, Simona Bolamperti, Zeynab Najafova, Klaus Pantel, Carsten Bokemeyer, Jun Qi, Eric Hesse, Stefan Knapp, Steven Johnsen, Sonja Loges
Although inhibitors of bromodomain and extra terminal domain (BET) proteins show promising clinical activity in different hematologic malignancies, a systematic analysis of the consequences of pharmacological BET inhibition on healthy hematopoietic (stem) cells is outstanding. We found that JQ1 treatment decreases the numbers of pre-, immature and mature B cells while numbers of early pro-B cells remain constant. In addition, it increases apoptosis in T cells, all together leading to reduced cellularity in thymus, bone marrow and spleen...
March 22, 2018: Haematologica
Noa Sher, Racheli Ofir
The ephemeral placenta provides a noncontroversial source of young, healthy cells of both maternal and fetal origin from which cell therapy products can be manufactured. The 2 advantages of using live cells as therapeutic entities are: (a) in their environmental-responsive, multifactorial secretion profile and (b) in their activity as a "slow-release drug delivery system," releasing secretions over a long time frame. A major difficulty in translating cell therapy to the clinic involves challenges of large-scale, robust manufacturing while maintaining product characteristics, identity, and efficacy...
January 2018: Cell Transplantation
Katsuhiro Hosoyama, Shohei Wakao, Yoshihiro Kushida, Fumitaka Ogura, Kay Maeda, Osamu Adachi, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Mari Dezawa, Yoshikatsu Saiki
OBJECTIVES: Aortic aneurysms result from the degradation of multiple components represented by endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells, and elastic fibers. Cells that can replenish these components are desirable for cell-based therapy. Intravenously injected multilineage-differentiating stress-enduring (Muse) cells, endogenous nontumorigenic pluripotent-like stem cells, reportedly integrate into the damaged site and repair the tissue through spontaneous differentiation into tissue-compatible cells...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
V Moalic-Allain
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a common procedure potentially beneficial to many individuals with cancer, hematological, or inherited disorders, and has highlighted the need of related or unrelated donors to perform allograft. Donation of hematopoietic stem cells, either through bone marrow harvest or peripheral blood stem cell collection, is well-established and widespread. Over the past two decades, the peripheral blood stem cell collection by aphaeresis has become the main source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation, due to faster engraftment and practicability and lower risk of relapse for high-risk patients...
March 16, 2018: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
Luiz Guilherme Darrigo, Alexandre Machado de Sant'Anna Carvalho, Clarisse Martins Machado
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Describe the characteristics of chikungunya, dengue, and Zika in transplant recipients and immunocompromised hosts. RECENT FINDINGS: Stem cell/bone marrow grafts, organs, and blood transfusions can transmit CHIKV/DENV/ZIKV infections, which are clinically similar, resembling influenza-like illness. Laboratory confirmation is necessary. In the acute phase, RT-PCR is preferred. DENV and ZIKV serology may cross-react. Delayed engraftment and extended viruria is observed in ZIKV+/HSCT recipients, while longer viremia is observed in DENV+/HSCT patients...
March 17, 2018: Current Infectious Disease Reports
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