Mesenchymal stem cell may reduce GVHD in transplant patients

03/28/2008 | Australian Life Scientist

Worldwide trials are testing mesenchymal stem cells to battle graft-versus-host disease. The stem cells seem to have anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory abilities. "In terms of laboratory tests they have been shown to inhibit different aspects of the immune response, such as T cell responses, they inhibit cytokine production and they also inhibit dendritic cells," said one expert.

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